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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  • 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

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

    This guide book uses a sustainable forest management adaptation approach to assist forest resource professionals identify and incorporate climate change considerations into their policies, plans, and practices. This resource includes a framework for establishing sources of climate change vulnerability and developing relevant adaptation options. Worksheets for each phase of the adaptation process are provided.
    Organization:
    Canadian Council of Forest Ministers
    Resource formats:
    • Vulnerability or risk assessment
    • Adaptation planning

    Climate Impacts (Opens in a new Window)

    This webpage provides an overview of the impacts of climate change on different sectors in Nova Scotia. Sectors include health, agriculture, tourism and more.
    Organization:
    Government of Nova Scotia
    Resource formats:
    • Educational and awareness-raising material

    Climate science 2050 : advancing science and knowledge on climate change (Opens in a new Window)

    Climate Science 2050: Advancing Science and Knowledge on Climate Change is a national synthesis that was undertaken to better understand the breadth of climate change science and knowledge needs that exist in Canada. It represents an important first step in bringing the Canadian climate change science and knowledge community together to accelerate work in key areas that will ultimately inform progress toward a climate-resilient, net-zero Canada.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Environment and Climate Change Canada
    Resource formats:
    • Scientific synthesis

    Ecological Factors - Drought Risk Tool, Frost Risk Tool (Opens in a new Window)

    The Drought and Frost Risk Tools assess forest health and risk(s) related to frost, drought, and ecological characteristics. Applications are currently valid for sub-regions within BC: Prince George and Cranbrook Timber Supply Area (TSA) (Drought tool) and Cariboo (Frost tool). These tools are excel-based applications and assess risk for current conditions as well as projected future climates for 2020, 2050, and 2080.
    Organization:
    Government of British Columbia
    Resource formats:
    • Interactive
    • Graphical
    • Tool

    Forest Change Adaptation Tools (Opens in a new Window)

    Forest Change adaptation tools provides information about the impacts of climate change on Canada’s forests and on how to adapt to changing climate conditions. Adaptation tools and resources for forest managers are available here. The tools and resources provided include maps, databases, web applications and synthesis reports. They are grouped under three broad systems: climate, forest and human.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Natural Resources Canada
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Interactive
    • Graphical
    • Mapped
    • Tool

    Forest Change Data Catalogue (Opens in a new Window)

    The Forest Climate Change Data Catalogue is a collection of data sets that are relevant to the Canadian forest sector under a changing climate. Created by Canadian Forest Service scientists, these data sets include static maps, raw data (both point and gridded), and interactive maps that cover all of Canada. Data themes include drought, fire, climate and tree distribution; multiple climate scenarios are projected to the year 2100. The data sets will be periodically updated as new information becomes available.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Natural Resources Canada
    Resource formats:
    • Data files
    • Graphical
    • Mapped
    • Tool


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