Our People, Our Climate – Climate Change in Nunavut



37.5 Hours



Method of Delivery

Online (asynchronous fully self-directed learning)

What You Will Learn

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Course Content

This course content includes the following topics:

  1. Historical progression energy use in Nunavut
  2. Inuit voices on climate change
  3. Policy hierarchy
  4. The science of climate change
  5. Mitigation measures and adaptive capacity
  6. Documentary film making – How to tell a visual story about climate change
  7. Impacts and exposure to climate change
  8. Energy efficiency measures in Nunavut
  9. Professional photography and climate change

The course includes several assignments, a course evaluation and certificate of completion.

Course Description

Developed with funding by the Climate Action Fund, this course provides a comprehensive overview of the impact of global warming on Inuit and Northerners in the Arctic.

Topics include the historical progression of energy from whale blubber and light from the Inuit qulliq (woman’s oil lamp) to Nunavut’s participation in the global and federal Paris Accord action, to the science of impacts in the Arctic to mitigate the rapid environmental change on sea ice, animals and human impacts and the needs for personal and community adaptation.


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