Climate Change Adaptation And How It Relates To Indigenous Communities
Adaptation is how we respond to or prepare for climate change and weather variability. Adaptation planning enables Indigenous communities to deal with the impacts of climate change or to take advantage of new situations introduced by the changing climate. (e.g. opportunities to practice new or different agricultural techniques).
Climate Change Adaptation Requires Preventative Strategies
Developing Indigenous community adaptation plans and communication strategies can potentially save lives, prolong the life of valuable community infrastructure, and save money by proactively installing prevention measures instead of reacting and rebuilding after an emergency scenario (for example, installing measures that can reduce the amount of flood damage will save money over time).