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 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
    Guidance

    Adapting to climate change: Canada’s First National Engineering Vulnerability Assessment of Public Infrastructure (Opens in a new Window)

    This protocol is designed for helping engineers assess vulnerabilities to infrastructure from climate change and to include these considerations into the design of infrastructure.
    Organization:
    Engineers Canada, Government of Canada: Natural Resources Canada, Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC)
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Vulnerability or risk assessment
    Guidance

    ADAPTool Adaptive Policy (Opens in a new Window)

    This tool provides guidance for evaluating public policies and programs for their ability to aid climate change adaptation.
    Organization:
    International Institute for Sustainable Development
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Vulnerability or risk assessment
    Guidance

    Atlantic Climate Adaptation Solutions Association (Opens in a new Window)

    The Atlantic Climate Adaptation Solutions (ACASA) Project is a partnership among the provincial governments of Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick, and regional stakeholders including nonprofits, tribal governments, and industry. ACASA applied for and received a grant from Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) as part of the Regional Adaptation Collaborative (RAC) Program to build a collaborative effort to address regional climate change impacts. This site primarily provides access to ACASA's projects, publications, and other research outputs that help Atlantic Canadians better prepare for, and adapt to, climate change.
    Organization:
    Atlantic Climate Adaptation Solutions Association
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Impact assessment
    • Tool
    • Adaptation planning
    Guidance

    Building Sustainable and Resilient Communities with Asset Management: An Introduction for Municipal Leaders (Opens in a new Window)

    This introductory guide outlines how asset management can be beneficial for municipalities to overcome economic, social and environmental challenges. Part of the guide is dedicated to outlining sustainable and resilient communities and how this relates to climate change.
    Organization:
    Federation of Canadian Municipalities
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Vulnerability or risk assessment
    Guidance

    Canadian Communities Guidebook for Adaptation to Climate Change (Opens in a new Window)

    This guidebook provides a decision-making process for climate change adaptation at the community level that combines sustainable development, adaptation and mitigation. It includes case studies, examples of adaptation actions and an appendix of analytical methods.
    Organization:
    Government of Canada: Environment and Climate Change Canada, University of British Columbia
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Adaptation planning
    Guidance

    Canadian Institute of Planners, Resource Library (Opens in a new Window)

    This webpage provides case studies, assessment frameworks, reports and educational resources related to climate change and planning.
    Organization:
    Canadian Institute of Planners
    Sub-organization:
    Resource formats:
    • Impact assessment
    • Vulnerability or risk assessment
    • Adaptation planning
    • Educational and awareness-raising material
    • Case study
    • Training


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