Impacts and Adaptation

Climate change presents challenges and opportunities for Canadians. To reduce risks and take advantage of opportunities, we must adapt.

Adaptation tools

Decision-support tools for information about local climate change impacts.

Canada’s Climate Change Adaptation Platform

A national, multi-stakeholder forum for collaboration on adaptation action and building resilience across Canada.

Impacts on coastal areas

Changing sea levels, flooding, ocean temperatures and reduced sea ice will cause cumulative impacts.

Impacts on forests

Learn of the cyclical effects of climate change on Canada's forests

Impacts on the North

Sea-ice deterioration and the increased pollution due to new marine traffic are just a few of the impacts on the north.

What is adaptation?

Activity that reduces the negative impacts of climate change and/or takes advantage of new opportunities.

Canada in a Changing Climate

The national assessment of how and why Canada’s climate is changing, the impacts of these changes on our communities, environment, and economy, and how we are adapting.

Building Regional Adaptation Capacity and Expertise (BRACE) Program

Increasing action to adapt to climate change through skills building, knowledge sharing and regional collaboration.

Canada’s Climate Adaptation Blog

Read about how Canada is adapting to a changing climate.