Library of climate resources

This is a collection of links to climate datasets, tools, guidance and related resources. The sources include the federal government, provincial and territorial governments, national professional organizations, climate consortia and established international organizations. It can be useful for impact, vulnerability and risk assessments, and for adaptation planning.

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Explanation of the different resource types
  • data product - downloadable climate dataset
  • tool - builds on a dataset with further analyses and/or visualization
  • guidance - provides direction on the use of climate information or on conducting climate-related assessments
  • codes and standards - guidance and best practice documents for climate resilient design
  • additional resources include educational and awareness-raising material, impact assessments and scientific syntheses

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  • Adapting to Climate Change in Coastal Communities of the Atlantic Provinces, Canada: Part 1 Guidance for Selecting Adaptation Options (Opens in a new Window)

    This guide aims to familiarize decision makers in the Atlantic provinces with strategies and tools to manage climate change-driven sea level rise and coastal flooding and erosion. This resource includes a description of expected and observed climate change impacts in Atlantic Canada, characterization of coastal environments and an overview of appropriate land use planning and engineering adaptation approaches.
    Organization:
    Atlantic Climate Adaptation Solutions Association, Natural Resources Canada
    Resource formats:
    • Adaptation planning

    Climate change adaptation framework manual (Opens in a new Window)

    This manual is intended to help organizations address climate change risks in a comprehensive and consistent manner. This document provides a framework for moving through the stages of adaptation planning: Scope and Preparation, Vulnerability Assessment, Risk Assessment, Adaptation Options, and the Prioritization of Options and Development of a Strategy.
    Organization:
    Government of Alberta
    Resource formats:
    • Vulnerability or risk assessment

    Climate Change Adaptation Pathways Framework: Supporting Sustainable Local Food in B.C. (Opens in a new Window)

    This guide was developed to help policy makers, communities and agricultural producers to develop shared climate preparedness goals and objectives with a focus on sustainable local food. This document provides background on climate change adaptation in B.C. communities and agriculture where the Adaptation Pathways approach can address key areas of decision-making; sets out the framework to develop an adaptation pathway process that considers agriculture in community planning; and finishes by discussing existing resources to guide the climate preparedness process.
    Organization:
    Government of British Columbia
    Resource formats:
    • Adaptation planning
    • Educational and awareness-raising material

    FTP Yukon Data (Opens in a new Window)

    The File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Yukon Data directory provides access to a wide range of Yukon datasets. Observational data includes biological and biophysical data, culture and heritage information, elevation, environmental monitoring, forestry and geologic data, imagery, planning, and data from the natural resource sectors. Historical data are available as point and gridded data.
    Organization:
    Government of Yukon
    Resource formats:
    • Data files

    Guide on Climate Change Adaptation for the Mining Sector (Opens in a new Window)

    Climate change is already affecting the mining industry and projected changes to key climate variables such as temperature and rainfall have the potential to impact all aspects of the mining sector in the future. This document provides guidance on climate change adaptation for the mining sector.
    Organization:
    The Mining Association of Canada
    Resource formats:
    • Vulnerability or risk assessment
    • Adaptation planning

    IDF Curve Lookup (Opens in a new Window)

    IDF Curve Lookup is a web-based application to retrieve rainfall Intensity-Duration-Frequency (IDF) curves. Users can input their location using a coordinate format, and select return periods of 2, 5, 10, 25, 50 and 100 years. Future projections are made based on a linear trend using 2010 as a reference year. Data are available for download in tabular and graphical formats.
    Organization:
    Government of Ontario
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Graphical
    • Mapped
    • Tool

    Municipal Climate Action Initiative Resource Package (Opens in a new Window)

    This resource aims to familiarize local government staff with projected climate changes in Nova Scotia (notably sea level rise) and provide context for regional adaptation principles. This package explores possible adaptation approaches and includes planning tools such as a cost benefit analysis template, project management template, and list of resources for funding.
    Organization:
    Federation of Canadian Municipalities
    Resource formats:
    • Adaptation planning
    • Educational and awareness-raising material


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