Climate Change and Implications for the Proposed Canadian Northern Corridor

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Climate Change and Implications for the Proposed Canadian Northern Corridor

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The Northern Corridor Webinar Series

The Canadian Northern Corridor Research Program is a flagship research program of The School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary.

The purpose of the Program is to provide the information and analysis necessary to establish the feasibility of the Canadian Northern Corridor: a network of multi-modal rights-of-way across middle and northern Canada, with an accompanying policy, regulatory and governance structure.

Read more about the concept, here.

Join Dr. Tristan Pearce, Dr. James D. Ford, and Mr. David Fawcett to better understand how climate change impacts may affect the feasibility and costs of some infrastructure, creating on-going challenges to operations of a proposed Canadian Northern Corridor. Their paper examines how climate change impacts including permafrost thaw, sea ice loss, extreme weather events, and changes in coastal processes, among other impacts, could threaten the construction, maintenance, and operation of infrastructure within the proposed Canadian Northern Corridor. They’ll also discuss further research that is needed in this area.

A copy of their published paper is available for download here.

Series Moderator:

  • Marcia Nelson, Board Member, Alberta Blue Cross, and Executive Fellow, The School of Public Policy and Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary


  • Dr. Tristan Pearce, Associate Professor & Tier II Canada Research Chair in the Cumulative Impacts of Environmental Change, University of Northern British Columbia
  • Dr. James D. Ford, Professor, Priestly Chair in Climate Adaptation, Priestley International Centre for Climate. University of Leeds
  • David Fawcett, Research Associate, University of Northern British Columbia

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