Resources

Description: 

Climate Change Information Note
Also available in French as Cartographie des sites culturels vulnérables

Publication date: 
March 2015
Resource Category: 
Climate change
Resource Type: 
Maps
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

NWT Greenhouse Gas Strategy - Summary Report (2015)

Publication date: 
January 2015
Resource Category: 
Climate change
Resource Type: 
Reports
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

Brochure describing amphibians and reptiles of the NWT, including a wildlife observation form.

Publication date: 
July 2014
Resource Category: 
Climate change, Wildlife and nature
Resource Type: 
Brochures
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

This paper looks at the Arctic's rapid and intense warming trend using Environment Canada weather stations data from four communities in the NWT. The airport weather stations in Inuvik, Norman Wells, Yellowknife and Fort Smith date back to the 1940s and are the longest standing and most consistent climate stations in the NWT. The report contains information from datasets between 1957 and 2012. These four communities sit on a rough north to south transect and are well spaced to provide a good overview of the trends in the Mackenzie River watershed.

Publication date: 
January 2013
Resource Category: 
Climate change, Research and data
Resource Type: 
Reports
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

An assessment of substituting fossil fuels with woody biomass in the Northwest Territories to assist in the reduction of greenhouse gases.

Publication date: 
July 2012
Resource Category: 
Climate change, Forest resources
Resource Type: 
Reports
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

Serves as a tool for the GNWT to lead and coordinate action promotiong the creation and use of biomass energy in the NWT.

Publication date: 
January 2012
Resource Category: 
Climate change
Resource Type: 
Strategies
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

The following is a summary of a completed study that mapped the predicted ecosystem changes that would occur in the NWT and Alaska (not shown) due to warming temperatures associated with climate change. Three scenarios, based on global greenhouse gas emissions, were studied; a low temperature increase, an average temperature increase, and a high temperature increase. The results were overlain on a map of the NWT, and these maps are presented in this summary. For more information on the study and its methodology, please refer to the full report completed by the Scenarios Network for Arctic Planning and the EWHALE lab, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Publication date: 
January 2012
Resource Category: 
Climate change, Research and data
Resource Type: 
Reports
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

The Alaska Climate-Biome Shift Project (AK Cliomes) and the Yukon (YT) and Northwest Territories (NWT) Climate-Biome Shift Project (Ca Cliomes) were collaborative efforts that used progressive clustering methodology, existing land cover classifications, and historical and projected climate data to identify areas of Alaska, the Yukon, and NWT that are likely to undergo the greatest or least ecological pressure, given climate change. Project results and data presented in this report are intended to serve as a framework for research and planning by land managers and other stakeholders with an interest in ecological and socioeconomic sus- tainability .

Publication date: 
January 2012
Resource Category: 
Climate change
Resource Type: 
Reports
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

Building a regulatory framework for geothermal energy development in the NWT: A report for the Government of Northwest Territories, Environment and Natural Resources
Peggy Holroyd and Jennifer Dagg, Pembina Institute
March 2011
This report documents the key policy issues associated with geothermal energy development and makes recommendations for developing a regulatory framework for geothermal energy in the NWT. This report contains the results of a jurisdictional review focused on nine countries as well as interviews with geothermal energy experts around the world.

Publication date: 
March 2011
Resource Category: 
Climate change, Legislation, regulations, policy and guidelines
Resource Type: 
Studies
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

Identifies actions the GNWT, industry and communities can take during 2011-2015 to stabilize greenhouse gas emission at or below 2005 levels.

Publication date: 
January 2011
Resource Category: 
Climate change
Resource Type: 
Strategies
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

A summary of A Greenhouse Gas Strategy for the Northwest Territories 2011-2015.

Publication date: 
January 2011
Resource Category: 
Climate change
Resource Type: 
Strategies
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

Report providing a quantitative analysis to help policy makers understand the potential impact of carbon pricing may have on climate policy in the NWT.- 2011

Publication date: 
January 2011
Resource Category: 
Climate change
Resource Type: 
Reports
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

Iidentifies key action likely to generate greenhouse gas emission reductions when stimulated by policy - 2011

Publication date: 
January 2011
Resource Category: 
Climate change
Resource Type: 
Reports
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

A strategy for the use of biomass energy in the Northwest Territories developed in 2010.

Publication date: 
July 2010
Resource Category: 
Climate change, Forest resources
Resource Type: 
Strategies
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

Report of proceedings from the Science in the Changing North Conference held in Yellowknife in July 2009.

Publication date: 
July 2009
Resource Category: 
Climate change
Resource Type: 
Reports
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

Describes impacts of climate change on GNWT activities and the actions GNWT Departments are taking to adapt. 2008

Publication date: 
January 2008
Resource Category: 
Climate change
Resource Type: 
Reports
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

Report on the proceedings at the Remote Community Wind Energy Conference held in Tuktoyaktuk in November 2007.

Publication date: 
November 2007
Resource Category: 
Climate change
Resource Type: 
Reports
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

Provides requirements and direction on the release, servicing, training, record-keeping, labelling and disposal of equipment and appliance containing ozone depleting substances and their halocarbon alternatives.

Publication date: 
August 2007
Resource Category: 
Climate change, Contaminants and recycling, Legislation, regulations, policy and guidelines
Resource Type: 
Guidelines
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

Identifies actions being taken to control greenhouse gas emissions from the NWT 2007-2011

Publication date: 
January 2007
Resource Category: 
Climate change
Resource Type: 
Strategies
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

A preliminary study was conducted on the potential of Con Mine as a geothermal heat source for the City of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. The objective of the study is to provide conceptual models of the resource and its potential energy value for the City of Yellowknife.

Publication date: 
January 2007
Resource Category: 
Climate change, Research and data, Legislation, regulations, policy and guidelines
Resource Type: 
Reports
Type of resource: 
File

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