This study aims to enhance capacity to develop Indigenous community-based energy systems, with a focus on geothermal resources that benefit local communities and local livelihoods. In academic terms, the scope of this project combines social indicators research, theoretical and applied quality of life assessment within northern Indigenous communities. Research also involves elements of environmental assessment, including project scoping, baseline socioeconomic assessment, and anticipated project impacts that are sensitive to local and Indigenous livelihoods. The project is rooted in community-base methods, including environmental monitoring involving community partners in research, including a steering committee and local project staff.
Geothermal Canada Director