Climate Action in Coastal First Nations Communities

The impacts of climate change continue to affect communities throughout the North Pacific Coast.

Over the past few decades, communities have experienced first-hand the destructive effects of climate change in many different ways, including unprecedented drought and heat waves that have led to major marine die-offs and other catastrophes.

CFN member communities are committed to minimizing climate change impacts by reducing our dependence on fossil fuels, as well as becoming climate resilient, adaptable, and secure.

Community Clean Energy Projects

Remote Indigenous communities throughout the province are moving forward with clean energy projects to offset diesel power and build self-sufficiency. We have highlighted a few exciting community projects here.

Indigenous Climate Action Network

CFN-GBI hosts the Indigenous Climate Action Network (I-CAN), a program which supports Indigenous leadership in climate action for communities across the province.

Who We Are

We have a growing number of Climate Action Coordinators hired in Nations throughout the province. Click here to see profiles of current Climate Action Coordinators and Network staff.

Join the Climate Action Network

We are thrilled to announce the opening of applications for the Indigenous Climate Action Network (I-CAN) 2023 cohort. This initiative aims to support remote Indigenous communities in British Columbia in their Indigenous-led, community-based climate actionwork.


The following resources were produced either by the Coastal First Nations – Great Bear Initiative or in partnership with other organizations. We share them here for reference and as a resource for communities working on climate action. We will add new resources to this page regularly, so please visit again.

Contact the Indigenous Climate Action Network

If you have any questions about Indigenous Climate Action Network, please contact us.