People in Southern Greenland are welcoming climate change for the opportunities it will give them to grow their own vegetables, like potatoes.
But in Nuuk’s corridors of power, the movers and shakers are anticipating that climate change will allow Greenland to exploit its once inaccessible natural resources, and perhaps allow the territory the financial independence to become completely independent from Denmark.
For a sense of the town where these decisions will be made, check out our photo gallery: “Nuuk, Greenland – People & Places”
Eilís Quinn is an award-winning journalist and manages Radio Canada International’s Eye on the Arctic news cooperation project. Eilís has reported from the Arctic regions of all eight circumpolar countries and has produced numerous documentary and multimedia series about climate change and the issues facing Indigenous peoples in the North.
Her investigative report "Death in the Arctic: A community grieves, a father fights for change," about the murder of Robert Adams, a 19-year-old Inuk man from Arctic Quebec, received the silver medal for “Best Investigative Article or Series” at the 2019 Canadian Online Publishing Awards. The project also received an honourable mention for excellence in reporting on trauma at the 2019 Dart Awards in New York City.