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

    Homeowners' Handbooks to Disaster-Resilient Homes (Opens in a new Window)

    These handbooks outline steps for homeowners to protect their homes from climate change related hazards. Each focuses on a specific hazard and includes worksheets for conducting simple, household-level hazard and vulnerability assessments.
    Organization:
    Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction
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    Resource formats:
    • Vulnerability or risk assessment
    • Adaptation planning
    Guidance

    How to Develop an Asset Management Policy, Strategy and Governance Framework: Set up a consistent approach to asset management in your municipality (Opens in a new Window)

    This guide outlines strategies for developing a municipal asset management program designed for use municipal staff and elected officials. The guide includes specific focus on climate change.
    Organization:
    Federation of Canadian Municipalities
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    Resource formats:
    • Vulnerability or risk assessment
    • Adaptation planning
    Guidance

    Municipal Asset Management Program (Opens in a new Window)

    This webpage provides links to available asset management training for Canadian Municipalities organized by region.
    Organization:
    Federation of Canadian Municipalities
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    Resource formats:
    • Vulnerability or risk assessment
    • Adaptation planning
    Guidance

    Preparing for Climate Change: An Implementation Guide for Local Governments in British Columbia (Opens in a new Window)

    This guidebook identifies tools to help local governments build adaptive capacity and implement appropriate adaptation strategies. The focus is British Columbia but it may be applicable to other regions.
    Organization:
    West Coast Environmental Law, Government of Canada: Natural Resources Canada, Government of British Columbia, Fraser Basin Council
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    Resource formats:
    • Adaptation planning
    Tool

    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
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    Resource formats:
    • Tool
    • Adaptation planning

    Talking it through: Guide for local government staff on climate adaptation (Opens in a new Window)

    A guide to help municipal staff talk to decision-makers and elected officials about adapting to the local impacts of climate change. It can help users to understand their community’s context, identify the most effective climate action allies, plan the content of climate change conversations, and navigate discussions on climate change adaptation with knowledge and skill.
    Organization:
    Federation of Canadian Municipalities
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    Resource formats:
    • Adaptation planning
    • Educational and awareness-raising material
    Guidance

    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
    Sub-organization:
    BC Ministry of Community, Sport, and Cultural Development
    Resource formats:
    • Adaptation planning


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