Freshwater/drinking water contamination
Changes in permafrost/coastal erosion
Loss of marine-based traditional foods
Loss of Arctic sea-ice
A must-read report on climate change in Nunavut:
(1) Inuit Nunangat Food Security Strategy. (July, 2021). Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami.
- Highlights the prevalence of food insecurity as the highest in Nunavut (77.6%) of all the Inuit Nunangat
- Highlights how climate change presents particular risks to Inuit food and water security with changes in the distribution, migration, and ranges of wildlife and plant species, the contamination or loss of water sources, and potential changes in contaminant pathways.
(2) Upagiaqtavut: Setting the Course. (2011). Government of Nunavut.
- Nunavut’s approach to climate change adaptation planning, including four major objectives with a clear direction towards a more sustainable and resilient future for Nunavut.
Kikkert’s research focuses on safety, security, sovereignty, and governance issues in the polar regions. He has published on the evolution of international law in the Arctic and Antarctic, the Canadian-American defence relationship in the North, the evolution of Arctic transportation, and histories of rural and isolated communities. He has also written on the historic and contemporary role of the Canadian Armed Forces in the North and leadership within the Canadian Rangers. His current research program – supported by an Early Career Faculty Grant from the Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network and a SSHRC Insight Development Grant– explores how to strengthen community-based search and rescue and emergency response capabilities in the Western Arctic.
- Policy Brief: Creating a Non-Military Disaster Workforce Must be Part of Canada’s Climate Change Response, by Peter Kikkert, December 2021
- NAADSN Quick Impact Report: The Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Rangers’ Maritime Role: An Unclear Proposal, by Peter Kikkert and P. Whitney Lackenbauer, October 2021
- Policy Brief: Enhancing the Canadian Ranger Role in Disaster/Emergency Management (DEM), by Peter Kikkert and P. Whitney Lackenbauer, February 2021
- Policy Primer: Strengthening Search and Rescue in Nunavut: Approaches and Options, Peter Kikkert and P. Whitney Lackenbauer, January 2021
- Special Report: Understanding the Future Arctic Security Environment: Applying NATO Strategic Foresight Analysis to Canadian Arctic Defence and Security, November 2020. [also available in high resolution (58MB) version]
- Special Report: Measuring the Success of the Canadian Rangers, by P. Whitney Lackenbauer and Peter Kikkert, October 2020 [also available in high resolution (75MB) and low resolution (7.3MB) versions]
- Quick Impact: Gaps and Bridges: The Case for American Polar Icebreakers, by Peter Kikkert, August 2020
- Special Report: Using Civil-Military Operations to “Expand and Deepen” Relationships with Northern Communities: Examples from Alaska and Australia, by Peter Kikkert and P. Whitney Lackenbauer, July 2020
Policy Brief: The Canadian Rangers and COVID-19, by P. Whitney Lackenbauer and Peter Kikkert, June 2020