Climate action resources for Indigenous communities

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Indigenous Nations and communities across B.C. are leveraging their knowledge and relational approaches to advance climate change solutions, whether through individual practices, community-based action or collaboration with other governments. 

This page provides resources for Indigenous communities to support actions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help prepare and adapt to climate change.

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What's new

B.C. Community Climate Funding Guide

 

Toolkits

Indigenous Climate Action Toolkit
An online learning session for Indigenous youth leaders, with a knowledge guide and curriculum made available upon completion.

Climate change adaptation toolkits

Indigenous Climate Hub
Provides climate change resources and tools for Indigenous peoples and acts as a hub for Indigenous climate change leaders

CIER Climate Change Adaptation Planning Toolkit for Indigenous Communities
Provides tools, resources and considerations to support Indigenous communities interested in planning for climate change adaptation

CIER First Nations Integrated Watershed Planning
An in-depth look at how Indigenous communities can responsibly and sustainably plan for the use of their watersheds

United Nations Environment Program Conservation Toolkit
Documents and presents the various climate-based threats to Indigenous communities across the world and the tools available to address them


Learning resources and training

Community Clean Energy Solutions (B.C. Government)
Lists funding opportunities, links to toolkits and various other useful resources

First Nations Home EnergySave
Supports homes transitioning to lower energy use, builds local capacity and economic development

A Shared Future
Research program highlighting stories of healing and reconciliation involving partnerships between Indigenous Nations and Canadian governments associated with renewable energy projects

Climate change adaptation learning resources

Indigenous Climate Health Action Program
Supports communities in strengthening climate health resilience and addressing the various climate effects affecting their wellness and health.

Indigenous Leadership Initiative
Dedicated to advancing the role of Indigenous Nations in deciding the future of traditional territories. Conducts the Indigenous Guardians program, land use planning, conservation and protection

Metis Nation B.C. Environment Knowledge Place
Provides a wealth of multimedia informational resources for learning about climate change and its effects on Indigenous peoples

IISAK OLAM Foundation
Knowledge sharing and capacity building for Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas

Lower Fraser Fisheries Alliance Climate Change Adapt Program
Supports Nations in managing and planning for the impacts of climate change on their fisheries

Retooling for Climate Change
Provides Indigenous and local governments, public sector organizations and businesses with resources and tools to prepare for the current and coming effects of climate change

Climate telling
A knowledge-sharing platform for Indigenous communities with resources and tools for projects related to climate change and health


Youth resources

New Relationship Trust Youth Grant Initiative
Funding program providing up to $5,000 to Indigenous youth group projects focused on capacity building

Generation Power
Training program for Indigenous youth interested in future careers in clean energy

IISAK OLAM Foundation: Climate Action Youth Ambassadors Canada
Network of Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth concerned about the impacts of climate change and sharing inspiring climate solutions


Peer-to-peer

Great Bear Initiative Climate Action Peer Network
Provides training and capacity building to community-based climate action coordinators working on projects related to climate action, energy efficiency, clean energy and community engagement.


Climate action funding

New: B.C.'s Community Climate Funding Guide
All-in-one site for Indigenous communities and local governments to search funding opportunities from federal, provincial and other organizations. Use the site to check project eligibility, identify key deadlines and browse for other resources

BC Hydro free products and rebates for Indigenous Communities
Lists rebates and free products available to Indigenous communities conducting efficiency renovations, training in skilled labour and more