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
  • additional resources include educational and awareness-raising material, impact assessments and scientific syntheses

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  • Guidance

    Adapting to climate change: Canada’s First National Engineering Vulnerability Assessment of Public Infrastructure (Opens in a new Window)

    This protocol is designed for helping engineers assess vulnerabilities to infrastructure from climate change and to include these considerations into the design of infrastructure.
    Organization:
    Engineers Canada, Government of Canada: Natural Resources Canada, Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC)
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    Resource formats:
    • Vulnerability or risk assessment
    Additional resources

    ArcticNet (Opens in a new Window)

    ArcticNet is a Network of Centres of Excellence of Canada that brings together scientists and managers in the natural, human health and social sciences with their partners from Inuit organizations, northern communities, federal and provincial agencies, and the private sector. Current and past research projects can be viewed.
    Organization:
    ArcticNet
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    Resource formats:
    Data product Tool

    Atlas of Community-Based Monitoring & Indigenous Knowledge in a Changing Arctic (Opens in a new Window)

    The Atlas of Community Based Monitoring & Indigenous Knowledge in a Changing Arctic was designed to showcase the many community-based monitoring and Indigenous Knowledge initiatives across the circumpolar region. These initiatives assist with network building and identification of best practices and challenges for the field. In an interactive map, users can view ongoing projects in various locations in the Circumpolar Arctic.
    Organization:
    Brown University, Inuit Circumpolar Council: Canada Office
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    Resource formats:
    • Interactive
    • Mapped
    • Tool
    Additional resources

    C22.1-18 Canadian Electrical Code, Part I (24th edition), Safety Standard for Electrical Installations (Opens in a new Window)

    For 90 years, the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I has been the original, Canadian-based safety standard; developed and updated to better protect electrical workers and help make electrical installations and equipment safer. The Code promotes improved consistency in electrical installations from coast to coast across Canada. Updated to reflect the latest advancements in technology and incorporating considerations for renewable energy, the Code helps support the work of electrical workers no matter how complex their projects are. The CE Code Part I, along with third-party Certification of components and regulation, forms the basis of the Canadian Electrical Safety System – helping to keep electrical workers and equipment safer, minimize costly reworks and enhancing productivity. Planned updates for the 2021 edition include requirements and considersations for adding resiliency to infrastructure.
    Organization:
    CSA Group
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    Guidance

    CAN/BNQ 2501-500 Geotechnical site investigations for building foundations in permafrost zones (Opens in a new Window)

    This standard establishes a consistent methodology for performing geotechnical site investigations so that the results can be used to design building foundations with due consideration, in a risk management framework, of the conditions prevailing at the building site, including: the distinctive characteristics of permafrost; and the seasonal and interannual climate conditions as well as the projected climate conditons over the service life of the building foundations.
    Organization:
    Bureau de normalisation du Québec, Standards Council of Canada
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    Additional resources

    Case Study Report: Laval High School, Placentia (Opens in a new Window)

    This case study outlines the main steps and results of an infrastructure and climate change vulnerability assessment. The assessment focused on a school building in a small community in Newfoundland and Labrador.
    Organization:
    Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, AMEC Environment and Infrastructure
    Sub-organization:
    NL: Office of Climate Change, Energy Efficiency and Emissions Trading
    Resource formats:
    • Educational and awareness-raising material
    • Case study
    Additional resources

    Case Study Report: Main Street Bridge, Corner Brook (Opens in a new Window)

    This case study outlines the main steps and results of an infrastructure and climate change vulnerability assessment. The assessment focused on a bridge in a community in Newfoundland and Labrador.
    Organization:
    Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, AMEC Environment and Infrastructure
    Sub-organization:
    NL: Office of Climate Change, Energy Efficiency and Emissions Trading
    Resource formats:
    • Educational and awareness-raising material
    • Case study
    Additional resources

    Case Study Report: Stormwater Management and Storm Sewer Design, Goulds (Opens in a new Window)

    This case study outlines the main steps and results of an infrastructure and climate change vulnerability assessment. The assessment focused on storm water infrastructure in a small community in Newfoundland and Labrador.
    Organization:
    Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, AMEC Environment and Infrastructure
    Sub-organization:
    NL: Office of Climate Change, Energy Efficiency and Emissions Trading
    Resource formats:
    • Educational and awareness-raising material
    • Case study
    Guidance

    Climate Lens: General Guidance (Opens in a new Window)

    This is a directive intended to be applied to infrastructure design to identify opportunities for reducing greenhouse gases and to ensure the infrastructure is resilient and prepared for potential climate impacts.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Infrastructure Canada
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    Resource formats:
    • Vulnerability or risk assessment
    • Adaptation planning


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