Resources: Publications

Climate Change in the Urban Environment: Essential Steps to Enabling Resilience
Presented by Christine Callihoo, MSc, RPP, Sr. Community Resilience Planner and expert advisor to ACT’s 2018 Low Carbon Resilience report. Presented to Simon Fraser Universities Faculty of Environment Professional Programs directed by Joanna Ashworth

Climate Change and Cities: Integrating Mitigation and Adaptation
Published by the Urban Climate Change Research Network
Summary report for city leaders on urban climate action.

The Green Infrastructure Guide: Issues, Implementation Strategies and Success Stories
Published by West Coast Environmental Law
An invaluable reference document for those who embrace a ‘design with nature’ philosophy.

Assessing the Costs and Benefits of Adaptation Options: An Overview of Approaches (PDF)
Presented by the Nairobi Work Programme on Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change
United Nations, Framework Convention on Climate Change

All Over the Map 2012: A Comparison of Provincial Climate Change Plans
Published by the David Suzuki Foundation
This report documents the shift of global warming, assessing each province’s climate change plans and programs and comparing the relative merits of each.

BC Agriculture Climate Change Adaptation Risk + Opportunity Series
Published by the Climate Action Initiative, a joint undertaking of BC Agriculture Council and the Investment Agriculture Foundation with funding provided by Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada and the BC Ministry of Agriculture & Lands.

Canada’s Great Basin: Presumed Abundance and Revealed Neglect in the Mackenzie Watershed
Published by The Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation
The Mackenzie River Basin is a global treasure, and provides enormous life-sustaining, cultural and spiritual value for both the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities that live there.

Case Studies – Facing the Elements: Building Business Resilience in a Changing Climate
A three report series advising business and governments on coping with climate change from a business perspective.
Published by National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy

Changing Currents: Water Sustainability and the Future of Canada’s Natural Resource Sectors
Published by National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy
With development of the natural resource sectors on the rise, does Canada have enough water to support economic growth while maintaining the health of our country’s ecosystems?

Charting a Course: Sustainable Water Use by Canada’s Natural Resource Sectors
Published by National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy
Charting a Course shows governments a fresh approach to manage water use by our oil and gas, energy, agriculture, forestry, and mining sectors.

Catalyzing Urban Climate Resilience: Applying Resilience Concepts to Planning Practice in the ACCCRN Program (PDF)
Edited by Marcus Moench, Stephen Tyler, and Jessica Lage
Institute for Social and Environmental Transition (ISET), 2011

Climate Change in the 21st Century: Understanding the world’s biggest crisis – and why it’s not just an environmental problem.
Book by Dr. Stewart Cohen with Melissa W. Waddell

Cloudburst Adaptation: A Cost-Benefit Analysis

Published by Ramboll, October 2013

This Report outlines results from a socio-economic cost benefit analysis, which is based on alternative solutions to address heavy precipitation events associated with climate change for the municipalities of Copenhagen and Frederiksberg.

Comprehensive Climate Action: An Adaptation Guidebook (PDF) (CCS 2012)

Published by The Climate Change Adaptation Community of Practice (CoP)
The US Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) Adaptation Guidebook details a methodology for developing and implementing an adaptation strategy at the multi-state, state/province, regional, or local levels.

Expect the unexpected: Building business value in a changing world
KPMG’s network of firms analyzes a system of ten sustainability megaforces that will impact each and every business over the next 20 years.

The Law of Climate Change In Canada
Edited by Dennis Mahony
The comprehensive loose-leaf service is the first of its kind to provide in-depth description and analysis of federal, provincial and international legislation and other initiatives that address climate change in Canada.

Making Progress on B.C.’s Climate Action Plan (PDF)
Published by The Climate Change Adaptation Community of Practice (CoP)
This report details the B.C. government’s progress to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and includes a section on adapting to climate change.

Paying the Price: The Economic Impacts of Climate Change for Canada
Published by National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy
The first national study to show what the economic consequences to Canada could be as a result of climate change, under four separate scenarios involving two factors: global GHG emissions and Canadian economic and population growth.

Reality Check: The State of Climate Progress in Canada (PDF) (NRT 2012)
Published by The Climate Change Adaptation Community of Practice (CoP)
This new report by the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy, requested by the federal Minister of the Environment, reminds us of how far the country has come, but also of how far it must go.

Social Vulnerability to Climate Change in California (PDF)
Published by The Pacific Institute
Addressing social vulnerability – the susceptibility of a given community to harm from a hazard – in climate change policies and response strategies is critical to California’s future.

Towards a Blueprint for Watershed Governance in British Columbia: Synthesis Report (PDF)
Published by POLIS Water Sustainability Project
This synthesis report summarizes key aspects of the discussions and themes explored at a two-day expert roundtable hosted by the WSP and the Water Policy and Governance Group in June 2012.