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

    Coastal Change in Newfoundland and Labrador (Opens in a new Window)

    An examination of the processes contributing to coastal change in Newfoundland and Labrador, how scientists study and interpret this change, as well as an outline of the various resources available to planners and decision makers to ensure successful adaptation to coastal change.
    Organization:
    Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
    Resource formats:
    • Adaptation planning
    • 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

    Guidance on Good Practices in Climate Change Risk Assessment (Opens in a new Window)

    ICLEI Canada worked on a project for the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) to author a guidance document on Good Practices in Climate Change Risk Assessment. Climate change risk assessments can form the basis and inform strategies to build our resilience to climate change, and it is important for all orders of government to better understand how to best conduct these assessments. 
    Organization:
    Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment
    Resource formats:
    • Vulnerability or risk assessment
    • Adaptation planning
    • Educational and awareness-raising material

    Managing Infrastructure Assets for Sustainable Development: A Handbook for Local and National Governments (Opens in a new Window)

    The Handbook calls national and local governments to action and provides them with concrete guidance on how to ensure the resilience, sustainability and accessibility of existing and planned infrastructure investments. It contains practical tools to improve infrastructure asset management, plus recommendations on how to adapt them to socio-economic and environmental challenges of our time, including climate change and public health emergencies.
    Organization:
    United Nations
    Resource formats:
    • Adaptation planning
    • Educational and awareness-raising material


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