Xeni Gwet'in First Nation Community-Based Climate Change Adaptation Implementation

Methodology for this project was drawn from the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER)'s community adaptation framework manuals, as well as the asset-based approach employed by the World Bank and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Local traditional and scientific information was gathered, analyzed, and communicated by local community members and outside consultants. Recent and projected climate change impacts and risks were determined by both community members and social/physical scientists, focusing on environmental, social, cultural and economic impacts. Vulnerabilities were assessed based on the community's capacity to adapt to the identified impacts (based on historical responses and current community assets). Adaptation strategies including a monitoring plan were developed through examination of best practices from other communities and through meetings with Xeni Gwet'in members. Community feedback was collected through public meetings and school events held on reserve in Nemiah Valley, and results were communicated via meetings with project members and the community. The implementation of the Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan was initiated and continued. Baseline data and indicators were also established to enable the future monitoring of the Xeni Gwet'in community's environment, ecosystems, and socio-economic state. Under the recommendations from the Xeni Gwet'in Community-based Climate Adaptation Strategy, a sustainable agriculture strategy was created to build economic resilience and food supply diversification. Reviews of groundwater resources and glaciers were conducted and a Voluntary Access Management Plan was developed for the Xeni Gwet'in First Nation Caretaker Area.

Identifier
Source https://www.polardata.ca/pdcsearch/PDCSearchDOI.jsp?doi_id=11789
Metadata Access http://www.polardata.ca/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=fgdc&identifier=11789_fgdc
Provenance
Creator Xeni Gwet'in First Nation Government; Ecolibrio
Publisher Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
Contributor Polar Data Catalogue
Publication Year 2015
Rights Research programs, CCIN, or ArcticNet take no liability for the use or transmission of this data
OpenAccess true
Contact adaptation(at)aadnc-aandc.gc.ca; pdc(at)uwaterloo.ca
Representation
Language English
Format Computer file
Discipline Environmental Research
Spatial Coverage (-124.400W, 51.050S, -123.400E, 51.700N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2009-04-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2011-03-31T00:00:00Z