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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  • Canada’s Changing Climate Report (Opens in a new Window)

    This report is about how and why Canada’s climate has changed and what changes are projected for the future. It is the first report to be released as part of Canada in a Changing Climate: Advancing our Knowledge for Action. Released in 2019.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Environment and Climate Change Canada
    Resource formats:
    • Scientific synthesis
    • Adaptation planning
    • Educational and awareness-raising material

    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 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 Change Vulnerability of BC’s Fish and Wildlife: First Approximation (Opens in a new Window)

    This report outlines a framework to assess climate change vulnerability for BC’s fish and wildlife species and ecosystems, and uses the framework to assess vulnerability for selected species. An accompanying database includes detailed ratings and rationales. The report also identifies high-level adaptation strategies to reduce risks associated with climate change.
    Organization:
    Government of British Columbia
    Resource formats:
    • Vulnerability or risk assessment
    • Educational and awareness-raising material

    Forest Change Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) (Opens in a new Window)

    Forest change frequently asked questions about climate change uncertainty, climate modelling, adaptation options, mapping the occurrence of Canada's forest pathogens, and Canada-wide maps of forest properties
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Natural Resources Canada
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Mapped
    • Adaptation planning
    • Educational and awareness-raising material

    NISI Standards and Climate Change in Canada's North (Opens in a new Window)

    This no-charge course serves as an introduction to the most important considerations regarding the effects of extreme weather, climate change and changing environmental conditions have on northern infrastructure.T he course presents the requirements featured in the National Standards as part of the Northern Infrastructure Standardization Initiative (NISI) that were developed to address the impact of climate change on infrastructure in Canada's North. Course participants will learn how climate change can be considered in infrastructure planning, design, development and management and participants will also gain a general understanding of which infrastructure and hazard types NISI standards currently address.
    Organization:
    Canadian Standards Association
    Resource formats:
    • Adaptation planning
    • Educational and awareness-raising material

    Prioritizing Climate Change Risks and Actions on Adaptation: a review of Selected Institutions, Tools, and Approaches Discussion Paper (Opens in a new Window)

    This report reviews select tools and institutional approaches used in other jurisdictions to help prioritize climate change risks and adaptation options, and provides suggestions for implementation and improvement in Canada.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada
    Resource formats:
    • Scientific synthesis
    • Adaptation planning
    • Educational and awareness-raising material

    Resources (Opens in a new Window)

    ICLEI develops tools and resources that are uniquely tailored to urban sustainability professionals. From national and international GHG protocols to case studies highlighting community innovation, local government staff and elected officials working with ICLEI enter a gateway to innovative solutions.
    Organization:
    ICLEI Canada
    Resource formats:
    • Interactive
    • Tool
    • Adaptation planning
    • Educational and awareness-raising material
    • Case study

    Webinar on Climate Tools (Opens in a new Window)

    This webinar is designed to help identify climate tools available to practitioners in British Columbia and how they can be used.
    Organization:
    Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium, Government of British Columbia
    Resource formats:
    • Tool
    • Educational and awareness-raising material
    • Training


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