Yukon Community Adaptation Research in Whitehorse Daily Star

The Whitehorse Daily Star recently covered a discussion with Yukon researchers.

New research from the Northern Climate ExChange, funded by Norwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative explores factors that inhibit or facilitate climate research uptake by communities. A recent article in the Whitehorse Daily Star discusses the research, which identifies important considerations for communities, researchers, and planners for future work.

Researcher Meagan Grabowski, with supervision and training from Dr. Doug Clark (University of Saskatchewan), reviewed five plans written in the Yukon over the past decade and conducted interviews focusing on the Dawson Climate Change Adaptation plan.

The report outlines several barriers to incorporating climate research in the plans: a perception of climate change research, relevance and accessibility of research, communication, educational history, and human chemistry. The report does not evaluate plan implementation or effectiveness, but focused on the mechanisms of research uptake. A full report will be posted at nwblcc.org soon.

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