Canada in a Changing Climate: Advancing our Knowledge for Action

Canada in a Changing Climate: Advancing our Knowledge for Action is 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.

Between 2019 and 2021, a series of authoritative, user-friendly, online reports will be released, starting with the “Canada’s Changing Climate Report”, followed by reports on impacts, adaptation, and climate resilience, including reports on Regional Perspectives, National Issues, and the Health of Canadians in a Changing Climate. These reports will serve as a resource for Canadians, raising awareness of the issues facing our country and providing information to support sound decisions and actions that address climate change and adapt to its impacts.

Natural Resources Canada leads Canada in a Changing Climate, a process that depends on the collaboration of a broad partnership of subject-matter experts and assessment users from all orders of government, Indigenous organizations, universities, professional and non-governmental groups, and the private sector. These partners are actively involved in the report writing teams, National Advisory Committee and Canada’s Climate Change Adaptation Platform. The public is also involved, through meetings, conferences, and online engagement tools. Members of the public are invited to upload documents for consideration by the writing teams and to register as expert reviewers.