The Search for Legal Remedies
Edited by Randall S. Abate and Elizabeth Ann Kronk
Chapter 12: Canadian indigenous peoples and climate change: the potential for Arctic land claims agreements to address changing environmental conditions
As explained in previous chapters, indigenous peoples are widely considered to be disproportionately affected by the impacts of climate change. The nature and intensity of climate change effects on these peoples are defined, among other factors, by their geographic location and relative reliance on the natural environment and its resources for livelihood, culture and spirituality. Their capacity to address climate change thus hinges on their relative exposure to shifting environmental conditions as well as on available knowledge, material and technical resources. Moreover, such capacity is defined at the institutional level by the legal frameworks governing access to land and natural resources, governance structures and indigenous peoples’ participation in decision-making processes relevant to climate change mitigation and adaptation.
You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.
Elgaronline requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals. Please login through your library system or with your personal username and password on the homepage.
Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/ extracts and download selected front matter and introductory chapters for personal use.
Your library may not have purchased all subject areas. If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.