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 Additional resources

    Canada’s Changing Climate Report (Opens in a new Window)

    This report is about how and why Canada’s climate has changed and what changes are projected for the future. It is the first report to be released as part of Canada in a Changing Climate: Advancing our Knowledge for Action. Released in 2019.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Environment and Climate Change Canada
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    Resource formats:
    • Scientific synthesis
    • Adaptation planning
    • Educational and awareness-raising material
    Guidance Additional resources

    Climate Change and the Preparedness of Canadian Provinces and Territories to Limit Flood Risk (Opens in a new Window)

    This report examines the preparedness of provincial and territorial governments to minimize the negative consequences of current and future floods. It is the intented to provide an informed perspective that will contribute to the alleviation of current and future flood and climate-related risks in Canada.
    Organization:
    Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation
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    Guidance Additional resources

    Factoring Climate Risk into Financial Valuation (Opens in a new Window)

    This report presents a practical means to factor climate change and extreme weather risk into financial valuation consistent with direction of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and Canada’s Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance (EPSF). This report will help institutional managers to guide investments, securities commissions to assess disclosure, and credit rating agencies to measure risk by incorporating the impacts of climate change into business analysis.
    Organization:
    Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation
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    Guidance Additional resources

    Federal Flood Mapping Guidelines Series (Opens in a new Window)

    These are a series of evergreen guidelines that will help advance flood mapping activities across Canada. The publication of these documents will contribute to better addressing overland flooding – Canada's costliest hazard – by strengthening flood mapping across the country.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Natural Resources Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Public Safety Canada
    Resource formats:
    Data product Tool Guidance Additional resources

    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
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    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Mapped
    • Adaptation planning
    • Educational and awareness-raising material
    Guidance Additional resources

    Prioritizing Climate Change Risks and Actions on Adaptation: a review of Selected Institutions, Tools, and Approaches Discussion Paper (Opens in a new Window)

    This report reviews select tools and institutional approaches used in other jurisdictions to help prioritize climate change risks and adaptation options, and provides suggestions for implementation and improvement in Canada.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada
    Sub-organization:
    Policy Research Initiative
    Resource formats:
    • Scientific synthesis
    • Adaptation planning
    • Educational and awareness-raising material
    Tool Guidance Additional resources

    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
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    Resource formats:
    • Interactive
    • Tool
    • Adaptation planning
    • Educational and awareness-raising material
    • Case study
    Guidance Additional resources

    Under One Umbrella: Practical Approaches for Reducing Flood Risk in Canada (Opens in a new Window)

    This report outlines practical approaches to limit flood risk in Canada, summarizing best practices from national guidelines and standards applicable to: Residents, governments, federal government and agencies, architects, developers, home builders, home renovation specialists, insurance brokers, mortgage lenders, mortgage brokers, real estate agents, home inspectors, retailers, landscaping professionals, commercial real estate owners/managers, conservation and watershed authorities, environmental not-for-profit organizations, neighbourhood associations, local community groups, local utility companies, institutional investors, and professional regulatory bodies.
    Organization:
    Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation
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