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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    CSA C22.3 NO. 1:20, Overhead Systems (Opens in a new Window)

    This Standard, which forms part of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part III provides requirements for overhead systems and includes electric supply and communication circuits that are installed alone, in joint use, or in proximity to each other or other facilities. This Standard presents a choice between deterministic and reliability-based design methods. Reliability based design methods are covered by CSA C22.3 No. 60826. An interim amendment is planned for release in 2022 as an output to a review of climate change adaptation focussed proposals for change.
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    CSA C22.3 NO. 7:20, Underground systems (Opens in a new Window)

    This Standard, which forms part of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part III, covers the requirements for construction of underground systems and includes electric supply and communication circuits that are installed alone, in joint use, or in proximity to each other or other facilities. An interim amendment is planned for release in 2022 as an output to a review of climate change adaptation focussed proposlas for change.
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    CSA ISO 37120:15 (R2020) Sustainable development of communities - Indicators for city services and quality of life (Adopted ISO 37120:2014, first edition, 2014-05-15) (Opens in a new Window)

    This International Standard defines and establishes methodologies for a set of indicators to steer and measure the performance of city services and quality of life. It follows the principles set out and can be used in conjunction with ISO 37101:-, Sustainable development in communities - Management systems - General principles and requirements, when published, and other strategic frameworks. This International Standard is applicable to any city, municipality or local government that undertakes to measure its performance in a comparable and verifiable manner, irrespective of size and location.
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    CSA Group, Standards Council of Canada
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    CSA PLUS 4011.1:19 Technical Guide: Design and construction considerations for foundations in permafrost regions (Opens in a new Window)

    This Guideline is a companion document to CSA PLUS 4011, Technical Guide: Infrastructure in permafrost: A guideline for climate change adaptation. It is intended to assist developers, designers, the general public, and other stakeholders understand the permafrost terrain of Canada, as well as the general selection process and choices for permafrost foundations and their limitations.
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    CSA PLUS 4011:19 Technical guide: Infrastructure in permafrost: A guideline for climate change adaptation (Opens in a new Window)

    This is the second edition of CSA PLUS 4011, Technical Guide: Infrastructure in permafrost: A guideline for climate change adaptation. It supersedes the previous edition published in 2010. Updates to the new edition are as follows: a) Current climate change projections recommended for use in northern Canada are presented (Chapter 4); b) Up-to-date information on ground temperature trends in permafrost throughout northern Canada are presented (Chapter 2); c) Permafrost conditions critical for infrastructure foundations have been summarized, revised, and consolidated into a single chapter (Chapter 2); d) Description and explanation of foundations used in northern Canada for buildings constructed on permafrost have been revised to improve readability (Chapter 3); e) Current trends in climate (temperature and precipitation) throughout the North are presented (Chapter 4); f) A range of climate projections available for northern Canada are presented graphically to allow assessment of current uncertainty in future climate projections (Chapter 4 and Annex C); g) Minor revisions to the screening process have been made for clarity (Chapter 5).
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    CSA PLUS 4013:19 Technical guide: Development, interpretation, and use of rainfall intensity-duration-frequency (IDF) information: Guideline for Canadian water resources practitioners (Opens in a new Window)

    This guideline has been designed for professionals with a role in the planning, design, management, inspection, and regulation of stormwater, drainage, wastewater, and flood management systems. It is not a design text book, but rather a resource for understanding the derivation, and application in water system planning and design, of rainfall intensity-duration-frequency (IDF) information. CSA updated relevant parts of the document to reflect the latest scientific understanding of climate change and how to incorporate climate change into the formulation and application of IDF information. As such, work was undertaken to update Chapters 5 and Chapter 6 of this document.
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    CSA S37-18 Antennas, Towers, and Antenna-Supporting Structures (Opens in a new Window)

    This National Standard of Canada applies to structural antennas, towers, antenna-supporting structures, and roof- and wall- mounted structures, including their components, such as guys and foundations. It covers the structural design, fabrication, and erection of new structures and the modification of existing structures.
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    CSA S478:19 Durability in buildings (Opens in a new Window)

    This Standard sets forth minimum requirements to assist designers in creating durable buildings. Annexes to the Standard provide a framework within which the design service life of a building or a building element can be determined and specified. Other annexes to the Standard provide general guidance on the environmental and other design factors that have an impact on the durability of a building, a building material, and/or a building component. This Standard provides criteria and requirements for the design of a durable building and its building elements and includes provisions for cost analysis and management and for a quality management program for the design, construction, operation, maintenance, repair, and renovation of a building and its building elements.
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    CSA S500:14 (R2019) Thermosyphon foundations for buildings in permafrost regions (Opens in a new Window)

    This standard provides requirements for all life-cycle phases of thermosyphon foundations for new buildings on permafrost, including site characterization, design, installation, and commissioning phases as well as for monitoring and maintenance phases. This standard is meant to ensure the long-term performance of thermosyphon-supported foundation systems under changing environmental conditions.
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    CSA S501:14 (R2019) Moderating the effects of permafrost degradation on existing building foundations (Opens in a new Window)

    Permafrost degradation can be caused by many factors. When degradation occurs, buildings or structures constructed on permafrost can suffer distress or damage. This standard is organized according to the progression of steps that should be undertaken in order to moderate the effects of permafrost degradation on existing buildings or structures.
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