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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  • 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)
    Resource formats:
    • Vulnerability or risk assessment

    Atlas of Community-Based Monitoring & Indigenous Knowledge in a Changing Arctic (Opens in a new Window)

    The Atlas of Community Based Monitoring & Indigenous Knowledge in a Changing Arctic was designed to showcase the many community-based monitoring and Indigenous Knowledge initiatives across the circumpolar region. These initiatives assist with network building and identification of best practices and challenges for the field. In an interactive map, users can view ongoing projects in various locations in the Circumpolar Arctic.
    Organization:
    Brown University, Inuit Circumpolar Council: Canada Office
    Resource formats:
    • Interactive
    • Mapped
    • Tool

    Climate change adaptation framework manual (Opens in a new Window)

    This manual is intended to help organizations address climate change risks in a comprehensive and consistent manner. This document provides a framework for moving through the stages of adaptation planning: Scope and Preparation, Vulnerability Assessment, Risk Assessment, Adaptation Options, and the Prioritization of Options and Development of a Strategy.
    Organization:
    Government of Alberta
    Resource formats:
    • Vulnerability or risk assessment

    Climate Lens: General Guidance (Opens in a new Window)

    This is a directive intended to be applied to infrastructure design to identify opportunities for reducing greenhouse gases and to ensure the infrastructure is resilient and prepared for potential climate impacts.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Infrastructure Canada
    Resource formats:
    • Vulnerability or risk assessment
    • Adaptation planning

    Community Lifecycle Infrastructure Costing Tool (Opens in a new Window)

    This tool is designed to help communities assess entire lifecycle infrastructure costs for different land use patterns. The tool's analysis can help communities create more efficient and sustainable future development plans. The tool includes climate change considerations and comes with a guidebook for use.
    Organization:
    Government of British Columbia
    Resource formats:
    • Tool
    • Adaptation planning

    Engineering Climate Data Sets (Opens in a new Window)

    Engineering Climate Datasets contain: Intensity-Duration-Frequency (IDF) Files, the Canadian Weather Energy and Engineering Datasets (CWEEDS) and the Canadian Weather Year for Energy Calculation (CWEC) dataset. The IDF dataset contains short duration rainfall Intensity-Duration-Frequency (IDF) statistics. Data are presented as tables and graphs for various locations across Canada. CWEEDS provides hourly and long-term weather conditions at monitoring stations across Canada with at least 10 years of records between 1998 and 2014. CWEC datasets contain 12 calculated "Typical Meteorological Months" selected from a 30 years of records, including daily global radiation, dry-bulb temperature, dew-point temperature and wind speed.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Environment and Climate Change Canada
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Graphical

    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

    Guide For Integrating Climate Change Considerations into Municipal Asset Management (Opens in a new Window)

    This guide aims to provide municipal staff with a process for systematically building climate resiliency into assets management policies, plans and practices. This guide focuses on the integration of climate change within infrastructure services and/or risk management frameworks. Examples from practice leaders, lessons learned and tools for building climate resilience are included.
    Organization:
    Federation of Canadian Municipalities
    Resource formats:
    • Adaptation planning

    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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