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: A Risk Management Guide for Utilities (Opens in a new Window)

    This guidance document aims to support electricity generators devise and implement a climate change adaptation plan. A risk-based framework is used to explore the key characteristics and considerations of adaptation planning, including the use of future climate projections, identification of relevant adaptation options and outline of management characteristics.
    Organization:
    Canadian Electricity Association
    Resource formats:
    • Adaptation planning

    Canada in a Changing Climate: National Issues Report (2021) (Opens in a new Window)

    The report provides a national perspective on how climate change is impacting our communities, environment and economy, and how we are adapting to reduce risks. It includes chapters on topics that are of national importance or that benefit from a pan-Canadian perspective, along with case stories featuring examples of adaptation in practice
    Organization:
    Government of Canada, Natural Resources Canada
    Resource formats:
    • Adaptation planning

    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

    Climate Resilience Express: An Action Kit for Alberta Communities (Opens in a new Window)

    This action kit provides a set of tools to help small communities in Alberta address potential risks and opportunities of climate change. This tool kit is intended to walk users through the entire process of creating an Action Plan, including assessing key threats and opportunities to economy, infrastructure, services, and the health and lifestyle of residents.
    Organization:
    All One Sky
    Resource formats:
    • Adaptation planning

    Guide for Considering Climate Change in Coastal Conservation (Opens in a new Window)

    This guide aims to assist coastal conservation managers integrate climate considerations into new or existing conservation schemes. This manual covers a six-step approach to strengthening conservation efforts, including the identification of climate stressors and evaluation of their impact on conversation targets.
    Organization:
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    Resource formats:
    • Adaptation planning

    Guide For Integrating Climate Change Considerations into Municipal Asset Management (Opens in a new Window)

    This guide aims to provide municipal staff with a process for systematically building climate resiliency into assets management policies, plans and practices. This guide focuses on the integration of climate change within infrastructure services and/or risk management frameworks. Examples from practice leaders, lessons learned and tools for building climate resilience are included.
    Organization:
    Federation of Canadian Municipalities
    Resource formats:
    • Adaptation planning

    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

    How to Consider Climate Change in Coastal Conservation (Opens in a new Window)

    This workbook aims to assist coastal conservation managers integrate climate considerations into new or existing conservation schemes. This guide covers a six-step approach to strengthening conservation efforts, including the identification of climate stressors and evaluation of their impact on conversation targets. Blank worksheets are provided for each step of this framework.
    Organization:
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    Resource formats:
    • Adaptation planning


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