This sounds like a great idea (so why are we so far behind in planning and preparedness?)

    Workshop Announcement Adaptation Planning in Arctic Communities
    6-8 December 2006 deadline
    Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada

If you have any questions or would like to attend this workshop, please contact:
Jackie M. Bourgeois, Climate Change Coordinator Government of Nunavut E-mail: JBourgeois AT gov DOT nu DOT ca
The Government of Nunavut is hosting a workshop on taking action for climate change adaptation in arctic communities on 6-8 December 2006 in Iqaluit, Nunavut. With support from Natural Resources Canada, City of Iqaluit, and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, a key focus of this workshop will be to provide input on the development of a Nunavut Adaptation Plan.

This workshop will bring together key stakeholders interested in regional and community climate change planning and decision-making in arctic communities to discuss:
– incorporating adaptation into community planning and decision-making;
– incorporating local knowledge and scientific research into community adaptation planning;
– raising awareness of adaptation options and existing adaptation tools; and
– options for energy management and energy sources as opportunities for successful adaptation planning.

This workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to exchange knowledge and share information on current activities and needs for taking action on adaptation. The workshop will also enable researchers, practitioners, decision-makers, and other stakeholders to develop contacts and explore potential partnership opportunities. Participants will also be asked to identify potential Nunavut communities for subsequent community-level adaptation workshop(s) that will also provide input on a Nunavut Adaptation Plan.

from ArcticInfo, administered by the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS).