Climate Change Impacts

Atlantic Policy Congress recognizes the severe impacts climate change is having on Atlantic First Nation communities. We plan on identifying relevant information from scientific journals, reports, media, conferences, and Indigenous knowledge on effects, mitigation, and adaptation of climate impacts on these communities. We will then organize, coordinate, and facilitate meetings and dialogues to engage Atlantic First Nations to share this knowledge. To aid in this endeavor, we will liaise with industry, academia, Non-Governmental Organizations, the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), and various government departments to gather more pertinent information. APC also supports AAROM community initiatives regarding mitigation and adaptation measures against climate change impacts.

Carbon Pricing

APC is aware of the Pan Canadian Framework (the federal government's strategy on managing climate change) and its implications about federal carbon pricing. Recently, Bill C-74, or the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, passed the House of Commons and will soon become law. This gives the federal government the power to implement a carbon tax on select provinces, which will impact First Nations communities. APC is monitoring this situation and is working closely with federal government agencies to ensure full transparency on this issue. Below are select reports, notes, and links that attempt to bring clarity:

A link to Nova Scotia's site explaining their projected cap and trade system.

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