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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  • Atlas de vulnérabilité aux vagues de chaleur et aux aléas hydrométéorologiques (in French only) (Opens in a new Window)

    This atlas aims to inform you about the geographic vulnerability of Quebec populations to heat waves and floods. The atlas was developed by the Université de Laval Department of Geography and Department of Geomatics Sciences, in partnership with the Ouranos Consortium and the Institut national de santé publique du Québec.
    Organization:
    University of Laval, Ouranos, Government of Quebec
    Resource formats:
    • Interactive
    • Mapped
    • Vulnerability or risk assessment
    • Adaptation planning

    BC Climate Action Toolkit (Opens in a new Window)

    The BC Climate Action Toolkit is a hub for climate knowledge sharing and collaboration. It provides the latest news, best practices, advice, information, and strategic guidance to help BC local governments successfully reduce greenhouse gas emissions and, at the same time, strengthen their communities against climate impacts.
    Organization:
    Green Communities Committee (GCC), Fraser Basin Council
    Resource formats:
    • Tool
    • Adaptation planning
    • Training

    Climate + Weather Tools (Opens in a new Window)

    Scenarios Network for Arctic Planning (SNAP) contains a directory of interactive web tools to help make Arctic climate and weather data more accessible.
    Organization:
    University of Alaska Fairbanks
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Graphical
    • Mapped
    • Tool
    • Adaptation planning

    Climate Change Research (Opens in a new Window)

    Nunavut Climate Change Research includes initiatives, databases, resources and a listing of ongoing and completed projects related to climate change in Nunavut. This site has a broad cross section of resources, available in static reports and other formats.
    Organization:
    Government of Nunavut
    Resource formats:
    • Adaptation planning
    • Educational and awareness-raising material

    Climate-Resilient Buildings and Core Public Infrastructure: an assessment of the impact of climate change on climatic design data in Canada (Opens in a new Window)

    The report provides an assessment of how climatic design data relevant to users of the National Building Code of Canada (NBCC 2015, Table C-2) and the Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code (CHBDC/CSA S6 2014, Annex A3.1) might change as the climate continues to warm.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Environment and Climate Change Canada, Pacific Climate Impact Consortium, National Research Council
    Resource formats:
    • Impact assessment
    • Adaptation planning

    Ontario Climate Data Portal (Opens in a new Window)

    The Ontario Climate Data Portal contains statistically and dynamically downscaled climate projections under various emissions scenarios. It incorporates 10km x 10km resolution projections using a combined downscaling technique based on 209 ensemble members of global and regional climate model results released under the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). Data, maps, figures, and reports are provided at a daily temporal scale.
    Organization:
    York University
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Scientific synthesis
    • Graphical
    • Mapped
    • Tool
    • Adaptation planning

    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

    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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