Impacts and Adaptation Publications
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
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.
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).
Assessment Reports in Development
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.
CCIAD primer to inform municipal decision-makers of approaches that Canadian communities of all sizes are taking to advance adaptation.
Guide to Writing Community Adaptation Case Studies (2011) (PDF, 1.43 MB).
Guidebook, complete with examples, prepared by the Clean Air Partnership (CAP) on behalf of CCIAD’s Regional Adaptation Collaborative Program.
The case studies presented here demonstrate how communities, government departments and agencies, non-governmental organizations and industry are acting on adaptation.
All documents were created or supported by CCIAD, NRCan. They were written for planners, policy-makers, resource managers and others who seek practical knowledge for the development of adaptation plans, strategies and actions. Case studies cover a wide array of topics, including agriculture, coastal management, energy, communities, fisheries, forestry, health, infrastructure, mining, transportation, and water resources.
Case studies are made available here in the language of the author.
They are grouped by Canadian region, below.
Here you will find adaptation project reports developed with the support of CCIAD, NRCan.
These reports are presented in the language of the author.
CCIAD's past research reports on climate change impacts and adaptation are temporarily offline. If you are looking for a specific report, please contact adaptation[at]nrcan.gc.ca
Tools and Guides
These Tools and Guides provide a practical, step-wise approach to assess risks and opportunities from a changing climate, and provide guidance for planning and implementing adaptations. They can be used for a variety of purposes from a high-level review of risks and opportunities, to detailed planning or preparation of a business case.
They were developed with the support of, or created by, CCIAD, NRCan.
The tools and guides are presented in the language of the author, and do not constitute an endorsement of content or recommendations.
- Adaptation Planning
- Coastal Management
- Risk Assessment
- Water management
- Canada in a Changing Climate: Sector Perspectives on Impacts and Adaptation
- Training Products
- Using Climate Information
- Permafrost (2012 contribution)
- Recent changes in climate and permafrost temperatures at forested and polar desert sites in northern Canada
- Variability and change in the Canadian cryosphere
- Use your own search criteria to discover more geoscience-related publications
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