The Regional Forum on Climate Change was organized by the Cree Nation Government to provide a platform for people to express their concerns about climate change, and design appropriate responses to cope with its impacts. Over 100 people gathered in Eastmain, on November 6-7, 2018, for this purpose. Residents from the 10 Cree communities of Quebec participated in the Forum, along with representatives from the Cree Nation Government, the Cree Trappers’ Association, the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay, the Ministry of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Health Canada, researchers and representatives from McGill University, Université du Québec en AbitibiTémiscamingue, Ouranos, the James Bay Advisory Committee on the Environment and other stakeholders from various entities. Many participants provided presentations about their work on climate change in Eeyou Istchee, the measures that are already in place, along with the opportunities that exist to fund and develop new initiatives related to climate change adaptation.
Regional Climate Change Report
Priorities in the context of climate change