Climate Change

2030 NWT Climate Change Strategic Framework

2030 NWT Climate Change Strategic Framework

Through implementation of the 2030 NWT Climate Change Strategic Framework, the GNWT will address the concerns and interest of NWT residents by providing the GNWT with a long-term comprehensive and coordinated response to climate change, outlined in three goals: 

  1. Transition to a strong, healthy economy that uses less fossil fuel, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30% below 2005 levels by 2030.
  2. Increasing understanding of climate change impacts occurring in the NWT
  3. Building resilience and adapting to a changing climate

What we heard

A draft Climate Change Strategic Framework was released by the GNWT for external comment during December 2016 and January 2017. Numerous comments were submitted by Indigenous governments, community organizations, industry, non-government organizations and the public, covering many themes and topics pertaining to climate change. This valuable input informed the final 2030 NWT Climate Change Strategic Framework. A broad summary of comments received, and what the GNWT did to address comments, is outlined under eight themes in What we heard: Summary of external review period.

Next steps

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is developing a 2019-2023 Action Plan to support the implementation of the 2030 NWT Climate Change Strategic Framework. A draft Action Plan has been released for public comment.

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