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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  • Agroclimate Impact Reporter Map Selector (Opens in a new Window)

    The Agroclimate Impact Reporter is an interactive map showing drought characteristics and the impacts of drought conditions on agriculture in the Prairie region. Variables can be visualized at a monthly time scale between 2012 and 2017 as spatial polygons. Variables include monthly changes in drought conditions, impact of drought conditions on agricultural operations, agricultural water shortages, etc.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Resource formats:
    • Interactive
    • Mapped
    • Tool

    Agroclimate Maps (Opens in a new Window)

    Agroclimate maps display agroclimate conditions in Canada. Available maps include both current agroclimate conditions and historic agroclimate conditions. Agroclimate variables include precipitation characteristics, temperature, and drought indices. Maps can be seen based on region and time span (from Weekly to 5 years). National, Pacific, Prairie, Central, Atlantic, and Ontario maps can be selected.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Resource formats:
    • Mapped

    BC Agriculture and Climate Change Education Series (Opens in a new Window)

    This educational series includes four video modules design to facilitate an understanding of key climate change issues in the British Columbia agricultural sector. Module concepts include Using Future Climate Projections, Adaptation Concepts and Initiatives, Collaborative Research for Producer Adaptation and Extension for Climate-smart Agriculture.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada, Government of British Columbia, Canadian Agricultural Partnership
    Resource formats:
    • Educational and awareness-raising material

    Canada in a Changing Climate: National Issues Report (2021) (Opens in a new Window)

    The report provides a national perspective on how climate change is impacting our communities, environment and economy, and how we are adapting to reduce risks. It includes chapters on topics that are of national importance or that benefit from a pan-Canadian perspective, along with case stories featuring examples of adaptation in practice
    Organization:
    Government of Canada, Natural Resources Canada
    Resource formats:
    • Adaptation planning

    Canadian Drought Monitor (Opens in a new Window)

    The Canadian Drought Monitor (CDM) uses a classification system that defines severity, extent, and impacts of drought to monitor and report drought. This dataset includes a variety of information regarding the monitoring and reporting of drought. This includes current drought conditions, drought analysis, historic drought maps and data, and the Canadian Drought Monitor application. Current drought severity is shown in polygon format.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Mapped

    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 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


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