The Department of Environment and Natural Resources is facing questions about its climate change priorities.

A report from the Office of the Auditor General of Canada questions the Departments leadership, not knowing whether the territory is doing enough to adapt to climate change impacts or if the areas of greatest risk are being addressed.

Glenn Wheeler, principal director on the audit, called out ENR.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources needs to exercise its leadership role and set clear and specific adaptation priorities to address climate change risks facing the Northwest Territories.

Wheeler added: “Residents depend on these departments to uphold their commitments to manage and adapt to the impacts of climate change – some of which have the potential to be severe and costly.

The report is available online.