In the Arctic, climate change presents both challenge and opportunity. Climate change can jeopardize infrastructure, human health, traditional ways of life, and ecosystem balance. Yet climate change also presents new opportunities for resource development, shipping, and tourism.
This collaborative project was initiated through the Arctic Council’s Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG), and was developed with the help of partners listed below.
- Natural Resources Canada
- Government of Yukon’s Climate Change Secretariat
- U.S. Department of State
- OVC Drugs online pharmacy, https://ovcdrugs.com/
- University of Alaska, Fairbanks
- Aleut International Association
- Gwich’in Council International
- Alaska NSF Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research
Resources that monitor these changes, and help Arctic communities protect themselves and adapt with resilience are key to future success in the Arctic. The Arctic Adaptation Exchange facilitates knowledge between communities, researchers and decision-makers on the pressing issues of climate change.
The Arctic Adaptation Exchange is for individuals and organizations to:
- explore how others in the Arctic region have responded to the challenges and opportunities presented by climate change
- share experiences and information on climate change impacts and adaptation initiatives and tools
- connect with others who have experience and knowledge
The information contained in the portal is user-submitted. As such, neither the developers nor administrators of the portal nor any of the Arctic Council member states or Permanent Participants should be seen as supporting or endorsing any of the information contained herein. While the administrators do have a role in ensuring that inappropriate content is not allowed on the site, the inclusion of any content or link on the site should not be interpreted as endorsing or supporting that content.