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

    A Primer for Understanding Concepts, Principles and Language Use Across Disciplines (Opens in a new Window)

    This primer helps engineers and climate specialists collaborate more effectively in carrying out climate change vulnerability and risk assessments. It does this by explaining important differences in how practitioners from these two respective disciplines understand particular concepts, principles, and vocabulary.
    Organization:
    Nodelcorp, Government of British Columbia, Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium
    Sub-organization:
    BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
    Resource formats:
    • Scientific synthesis
    • Vulnerability or risk assessment
    Guidance

    Adapting to climate change: Canada’s First National Engineering Vulnerability Assessment of Public Infrastructure (Opens in a new Window)

    This protocol is designed for helping engineers assess vulnerabilities to infrastructure from climate change and to include these considerations into the design of infrastructure.
    Organization:
    Engineers Canada, Government of Canada: Natural Resources Canada, Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC)
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Vulnerability or risk assessment
    Guidance

    ADAPTool Adaptive Policy (Opens in a new Window)

    This tool provides guidance for evaluating public policies and programs for their ability to aid climate change adaptation.
    Organization:
    International Institute for Sustainable Development
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Vulnerability or risk assessment
    Guidance

    Building Sustainable and Resilient Communities with Asset Management: An Introduction for Municipal Leaders (Opens in a new Window)

    This introductory guide outlines how asset management can be beneficial for municipalities to overcome economic, social and environmental challenges. Part of the guide is dedicated to outlining sustainable and resilient communities and how this relates to climate change.
    Organization:
    Federation of Canadian Municipalities
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Vulnerability or risk assessment
    Guidance

    CAN/BNQ 2501-500 Geotechnical site investigations for building foundations in permafrost zones (Opens in a new Window)

    This standard establishes a consistent methodology for performing geotechnical site investigations so that the results can be used to design building foundations with due consideration, in a risk management framework, of the conditions prevailing at the building site, including: the distinctive characteristics of permafrost; and the seasonal and interannual climate conditions as well as the projected climate conditons over the service life of the building foundations.
    Organization:
    Bureau de normalisation du Québec, Standards Council of Canada
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    Resource formats:
    Guidance

    Canadian Communities Guidebook for Adaptation to Climate Change (Opens in a new Window)

    This guidebook provides a decision-making process for climate change adaptation at the community level that combines sustainable development, adaptation and mitigation. It includes case studies, examples of adaptation actions and an appendix of analytical methods.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Environment and Climate Change Canada, University of British Columbia
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Adaptation planning
    Data product Tool Guidance Additional resources

    Canadian Cryospheric Information Network (Opens in a new Window)

    Canadian Cryospheric Information Network (CCIN) provides information on measuring, modeling, and understanding the relationships between the cryosphere and the Earth's climate system. It contains data visualizations of current and historical snow water equivalent, sea ice thickness, and current and historical lake ice cover. Historical and future data are available as point and gridded data.
    Organization:
    Canadian Cryosphere Information Network, University of Waterloo
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    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Impact assessment
    • Scientific synthesis
    • Graphical
    • Mapped
    • Tool


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