ITK is pleased to share our 2020 pre-budget submission. This pre-budget submission recommends that the key to supporting climate mitigation and adaptation in Inuit Nunangat is to make major investments in infrastructure,
renewable energy, and Inuit-led climate and research initiatives. It focuses on the importance of broad infrastructure investments across Inuit Nunangat, as well as measures which enhance the competitiveness of Inuit Nunangat by reducing the high cost of living. Inuit Nunangat experiences a crippling infrastructure deficit that impacts on health and safety, economic development, cost of living, and transportation and connectivity. These challenges are compounded by climate change and further complicated by the opening of the Arctic to increasing shipping traffic, tourisms, and natural resource extraction.