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 Practitioner's Guide to Climate Change Adaptation in Ontario's Ecosystems (Opens in a new Window)

    This guide provides tools and techniques for vulnerability and risk assessments and how these vulnerabilities and risks can be integrated into decision-making and adaptation planning as it relates to ecosystems in Ontario.
    Organization:
    Government of Ontario, Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources (OCCIAR)
    Sub-organization:
    Government of Ontario: Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
    Resource formats:
    • Vulnerability or risk assessment
    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
    Data product Tool

    Air Quality Data Sets (Opens in a new Window)

    Air Quality Datasets include current and forecasted Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) ratings, current and historical pollutant data, and current smog events. Real time air pollution data are collected from a network of 38 ambient air quality monitoring stations across Ontario. Data are available in tabular format.
    Organization:
    Government of Ontario
    Sub-organization:
    Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Graphical
    • Mapped
    Data product Tool Guidance

    Baseline Hydrology Statistics (Opens in a new Window)

    Baseline Hydrology Statistics includes information on streamflow regimes in the Southwestern Hudson Bay and Nelson River watershed, which lies within Ontario. A review and summary of the streamflow statistics at the primary watershed scale is also provided. Data are available for download in tabular format upon request.
    Organization:
    Government of Ontario
    Sub-organization:
    Land Information Ontario
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Mapped
    • Tool
    Guidance

    Climate Change and Sustainable Forest Management in Canada: A Guidebook for Assessing Vulnerability and Mainstreaming Adaptation into Decision-Making (Opens in a new Window)

    This guidebook helps forestry resource professionals apply the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers’ approach to vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning for sustainable forest management.
    Organization:
    Canadian Council of Forest Ministers
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Vulnerability or risk assessment
    Data product Tool

    Climate data – High resolution projections (Opens in a new Window)

    Climate data - High resolution projections contains high resolution climate change data focused on Ontario. The dataset contains the 50th percentile high resolution probabilistic projections of annual averaged temperature and precipitation over Ontario, covering the 1970s, 2030s, 2050s, and 2080s. Data are provided in partnership with the University of Regina and York University. Data are available for download in tabular and gridded formats
    Organization:
    Government of Ontario, University of Regina, York University
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Mapped
    Guidance

    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
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Tool
    • Adaptation planning
    Guidance

    Considering Climate Change in the Environmental Assessment Process (Opens in a new Window)

    This document provides guidance for incorporating climate change consideration when conducting environmental assessment of a project. This document is intended for audiences engaged in the environmental assessment process.
    Organization:
    Government of Ontario
    Sub-organization:
    Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP)
    Resource formats:
    • Impact assessment


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