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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  • Map of Adaptation Actions (Opens in a new Window)

    Explore case studies from across Canada to see how communities and sectors are adapting to a changing climate. Learn more about approaches that could help inspire your own adaptation actions.
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource formats:
    • Interactive
    • Vulnerability or risk assessment
    • Case study

    OCCIAR Factsheets (Opens in a new Window)

    This webpage provides links to multiple factsheets on climate change with a focus on Ontario. Topics include information based on sector including health, agriculture, urban regions, and more.
    Organization:
    Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources (OCCIAR)
    Resource formats:
    • Adaptation planning
    • Educational and awareness-raising material

    OCCIAR Publications (Opens in a new Window)

    This webpage provides links to multiple publications on climate change based on sector. The publications range in content from general information on climate change impacts on a sector to guidelines on climate change adaptation in a sector.
    Organization:
    Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources (OCCIAR)
    Resource formats:
    • Vulnerability or risk assessment
    • Adaptation planning
    • Educational and awareness-raising material

    Our Changing Forest Series (Opens in a new Window)

    This educational video series is designed to help build the adaptation capacity of private woodlot owners under changing environmental conditions. Six video modules cover concepts such as understanding regional climate projections, assessing forest vulnerability to climate change impacts, and relevant forest management techniques.
    Organization:
    New Brunswick Federation of Woodlot Owners
    Resource formats:
    • Educational and awareness-raising material

    Plant Hardiness Zone Maps of Canada (Opens in a new Window)

    Plant Hardiness Zone Maps of Canada provide gridded information about where different types of plants can grow. They combine climatic information from across Canada and are available for two historical periods: 1961-1990 and 1981-2010. Projected future range maps are also available for a number of species of trees, shrubs, and perennial herbs. Climate profiles are available for plant species based on distribution data and climate models.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Natural Resources Canada
    Resource formats:
    • Mapped

    Retooling for Climate Change (Opens in a new Window)

    The ReTooling for Climate Change website of the Fraser Basin Council supports local governments and First Nations in BC in preparing for climate change adaptation. Information is available on climate change generally, impacts in BC and Canada, and community adaptation. Specific topics and sectors include water management, coastal management, hazard management, infrastructure, agriculture, environmentally sensitive areas, forests and forestry, and mining.
    Organization:
    Fraser Basin Council
    Resource formats:
    • Tool
    • Adaptation planning

    Seedwhere (Opens in a new Window)

    Seedwhere is a tool which maps the similarity of climates across geographic regions. While the tool can be used for any purpose, it was originally developed to support decisions on seed movements and sustainable forest management. Seedwhere estimates similarity of climates between both locations and under varying climate scenarios, including future projected climates. Users can specify the seed source and planting area, species type, and climate variable. Data are presented as an interactive map and are available for download in tabular format.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Natural Resources Canada
    Resource formats:
    • Interactive
    • Mapped

    Urban Forest: A Climate Adaptation Guide (Opens in a new Window)

    This guide supports the assessment and use of urban forests to manage climate change impacts. The focus is British Columbia but it may be applicable to other regions.
    Organization:
    Government of British Columbia, Fraser Basin Council, Government of Canada: Natural Resources Canada
    Resource formats:
    • Vulnerability or risk assessment
    • Adaptation planning

    Urban Forests: A Climate Adaptation Guide (Opens in a new Window)

    This guide has been prepared to help communities in British Columbia identify and prepare for some of the impacts of climate change. It provides information on how you can use urban forests to manage some of the impacts of changing climates, and how to adapt these urban forests so that they survive and thrive in future climates.
    Organization:
    Fraser Basin Council, Government of Canada: Natural Resources Canada, Government of British Columbia
    Resource formats:
    • Adaptation planning


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