Reports & Guides

Big problems need big solutions… and some solutions can be found here. Published by the Provincial and Federal Governments, along with a variety of climate-focused professional organizations, these resources showcase  adaptation initiatives ranging in scale from local to global. Within these, professionals can find some tools and guides to assess the impacts of climate change, and  models of resilience and adaptation in our communities. 


BC Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy

2019 Preliminary Strategic Climate Risk Assessment for British Columbia 
2018 Summary Report on Local Government Climate Actions
2018 Strategic Climate Risk Assessment Framework for British Columbia 
2018 Clean BC. Our nature. Our Power. Our Future 
2016 Indicators of Climate Change for British Columbia 

Federal Goverment Resources 


Natural Resources Canada

2019 Canada's Changing Climate Report 
2016 Pan - Canadian Framework on Clean Growth & Climate Change 
2016 Canada's Marine Coasts in a Changing Climate 
2016 Managing Climate Risks. Highlights for Business Leaders 
  Environment & Climate Change Canada 
2018 Measuring Progress on Adaptation and Climate Resilience: Recommendations to the Government of Canada 
  Infrastructure Canada
2018 Climate Lens. General Guidance 
  Transport Canada
2016 Climate Risk and Adaptation Practices for the Canadian Transportation Sector 

Other Organizations' Resources

  The British Columbia Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC)
2021 Climate Change Guide for Industry and Professional Associations
2021 Learning Zone - Introductory resources to learn more about the science behind climate data 

The Council of Canadian Academies

2019 Canada's Top Climate Change Risks. The Expert Panel on Climate Change Risks & Adaptation Potential

ACT.  Adaptation to Climate Change Team - Simon Fraser University 

2019 Biodiversity-led Green Infrastructure in a Changing Climate 
2019 Biodiversity and Climate Change Resilience - Planning Green Infrastructure Policy Brief and Concept Note 
2018 Taking Action on Green Resilience: Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Synergies 
2016 Low Carbon Resilience: Transformative Climate Change Planning for Canada 

Federation of Canadian Municipalities

2019 Local Adaptation in Canada 
2018 Building Sustainable and Resilient Communities with Asset Management
  Climate Outreach
2019 Talking Climate Handbook. How to Have a Climate Change Conversation
  Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction - Canada
2018 The Governance of Climate Change Adaptation in Canada 
2016 Cities Adapt to Extreme Heat: Celebrating Local Leadership 
  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
2019 Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate
2019 Special Report on Climate Change and Land
  International Institute for Sustainable Development 
2018 Adaptation, Livelihoods and Ecosystems Planning Tool. User Manual 
  Global Comission on Adaptation
2019 Adapt Now: A Global Call for Leadership on Climate Resilience 
  Stockholm Environment Institute
2017 Advancing climate adaptation practices & solutions: emerging research priorities
  UN Environment
2017 The Adaptation Gap Report: Towards Global Assessment
  World Bank
2019 Action Plan on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience: Managing Risks for a More Resiliente Future
  Yale Program on Climate Communication
2018 Canadian Climate Opinion Maps