Following on December 2021 workshop on the use of climate data platforms to support community-based climate action, the BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) and the Prairie Climate Centre (PCC) are pleased to invite you to join us at Workshop #2 focused on the use of the Climate Atlas of Canada.
The Climate Atlas of Canada, developed by the PCC, is a powerful interactive tool, first of its kind, that combines climate science, mapping, and storytelling with Indigenous Knowledge and community-based research and video to inspire awareness and action. It makes public climate data and projected climate change scenarios available for First Nations at the community level. At Using the Climate Atlas of Canada for Climate Action Workshop, the PCC will:
- Present the Climate Atlas of Canada and a new First Nations information layer recently added to the Climate Atlas. Using real examples and exercises, participants will learn how to use the platform to produce community climate maps and projections to inform community-based climate projects.
- Present the First Nations and Climate Change resource webpage and promote discussions on the intersection of Indigenous Knowledge and western climate data. This resource page features how First Nations use their traditional knowledge to understand and address climate change; presents innovative First Nations-led climate initiatives, and provides ideas for individual and collective climate action.
The workshop is open to all First Nations in BC, including leadership, and will be most relevant for First Nations staff members and technicians who work with or want to work with climate data.