Identifying and Achieving Consensus on Health-Related Indicators of Climate Change in Nunavut.
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Akearok, Gwen Healey
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Indigenous peoples of the North are affected by climate change, and future changes in climate are likely to continue to pose serious challenges. Climate change and the resulting change in the environment and communities are believed to further compound existing health issues. There is considerable regional variation within the circumpolar world, and each area of the Canadian Arctic has its own unique environmental and societal characteristics. Therefore, to track the impacts on human health in Nunavut, a monitoring framework-one that takes into account the territory's unique context-must be implemented. The objective of this study was to identify human health indicators of climate change on a global scale with a focus on indicators relevant to the Canadian Arctic atmosphere, habitats, and peoples. The Piliriqatigiinniq Community Health Research Model provided the guiding framework for this exploratory study. First, a scoping review of health-related indicators of climate change was con.....
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)13.b
CitationAkearok, G. H., Holzman, S., Kunnuk, J., Kuppaq, N., Martos, Z., Healey, C., Makkik, R., Mearns, C., Mike-Qaunaq, A. and Tabish, T. (2019) Identifying and Achieving Consensus on Health-Related Indicators of Climate Change in Nunavut. Arctic, 72:68719, pp.289-299. DOI: https://doi.org/10.14430/arctic68719
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