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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  • 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 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

    Climate scenarios for agriculture (Opens in a new Window)

    This webpage provides an overview of how agriculture and climate interact. It also provides links to more information on the impacts of climate change on agriculture in Canada.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Agriculture and Agri-food Canada
    Resource formats:
    • 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

    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

    Sea Level Rise (Opens in a new Window)

    The Educating Coastal Communities About Sea-level Rise (ECoAS) Project is a co-led initiative designed to translate scientific climate change research into useable information to educate coastal communities within Atlantic Canada about the need for planning for future sea-level rise impacts. The project includes online information and workshops about rising seas.
    Organization:
    Ecology Action Centre
    Resource formats:
    • Educational and awareness-raising material

    UN CC:e-Learn (Opens in a new Window)

    This online e-learning platform offers multiple, free, online courses in climate change. Introductory courses as well as sector specific courses are available.
    Organization:
    United Nations
    Resource formats:
    • Educational and awareness-raising material


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