The Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Division (CCIAD) leads the development of collaborative, national and sectoral science assessments that present the latest knowledge on climate change impacts and adaptation for Canadians.

These assessments are scientific reports that assess, critically analyze and synthesize the growing knowledge base on the issue. Working with subject matter experts in government, universities and non-government organizations, CCIAD produces science assessments that are current, relevant and accessible sources of information, to help inform planning of policies, program and actions.

Completed Assessment Reports

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Canada's Marine Coasts in a Changing Climate assesses climate change sensitivity, risks and adaptation along Canada's marine coasts. The report includes overviews of regional climate change impacts, risks and opportunities along Canada's three marine coasts, case studies demonstrating action, and discussion of adaptation approaches.
Canada in a Changing Climate: Sector Perspectives on Impacts and Adaptation is an update to the 2008 report, From Impacts to Adaptation: Canada in a Changing Climate. The report assesses literature published since 2007 on climate change impacts, adaptation and vulnerability in Canada.  It includes chapters on natural resources, food production, industry, biodiversity and protected areas, human health, and water and transportation infrastructure.
From Impacts to Adaptation: Canada in a Changing Climate (2008) assesses risks and opportunities presented by climate change, and actions being taken to address them, from a regional perspective.

Related Products

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Managing climate risks: HIGHLIGHTS FOR BUSINESS LEADERS - This report is for business leaders looking ahead. It explains why acting now to prepare for future climate realities makes good business sense. The report draws from the most up-to-date analysis of climate change impacts, risks and responses across Canadian sectors and highlights approaches and resources to enhance climate resilience.

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Together, we have the knowledge to adapt now!

Free climate change resource for educators, community groups, NGOs, etc.

Check out the Government of Canada’s new poster, ADAPTING TO OUR CHANGING CLIMATE IN CANADA. This full-colour, informative poster will help you learn more about our changing climate, the impacts it’s having and how Canadians are adapting. Poster content is drawn from the report, Canada in a Changing Climate: Sector Perspectives on Impacts and Adaptation, a further resource, which can support learning and activities on climate change adaptation.

The 24” X 36” bilingual poster comes folded and is available free-of charge. Request your copy through the online order form or by calling 1-800-387-2000 (Product # M174-13/2016).

Alternatively, you can download the web-accessible version [PDF, 2.0 Mb] or print a high-resolution copy [PDF, 8.5 Mb] if you have a large printer. The original size is 24” X 36”.

Assessment Reports in Development

Transportation Assessment

This assessment will address climate change risks, opportunities and adaptation practices for the Canadian transportation sector. Co-led by Transport Canada’s Environmental Policy Directorate, this assessment will provide an up-to-date, accessible source of information to inform transportation decision-making and policy development,as well as economic sectors reliant upon transportation systems.