More than ever the First Nations are engaging in energy and climate issues.
On the one hand, since their way of life is intimately linked to the land and natural resources, they are well placed to quantify the magnitude of the changes that human activities are having on the environment.
On the other hand, the First Nations want to take direct action to improve the energy situation of their communities and their members. The objectives are manifold:
- increasing the use of renewable energy sources located close to their communities
- improving the energy performance of their homes and buildings by decreasing local emissions of GHGs and other pollutants
- reducing the energy costs of households and businesses while, at the same time, improving living standards and local economies.