Introduction to Climate Change and Climate Change Adaptation
These resources allow professionals to learn more about the science of climate change, gain familiarity with climate change adaptation, and learn more about the impacts of climate change on British Columbia.
This page on the Government of British Columbia’s website provides access to reports, data, policy, legislation and programs related to climate change in BC.
Climate Change 2014: Synthesis Report The Synthesis Report of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) provides an overview of the state of knowledge concerning the science of climate change, and emphasizes new results since the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report (AR4).
- Environmental Reporting BC
Environmental Reporting BC provides access to scientific data and information about our environment and how it relates to residents of BC.
Environmental Reporting BC Climate Change Indicators
- Indicators of Climate Change for British Columbia 2016 Update
This report documents how and the rate at which the climate in BC has changed during the 20th and early part of the 21st centuries and outlines potential impacts on ecosystems and human communities.
Ministry of Ministry of Environment 2016 updated Indicators of Climate Change for British Columbia
The Ministry outlines the strategy for adapting its infrastructure for managing natural resources to respond to the impacts of climate change. It also features regional extension notes , which detail climate change projections, projected impacts on ecosystems, and adaptation strategies specific to the regions of Cariboo, Coast, Kootenay Boundary, Northeast, Omineca, Skeena and Thompson Okanagan.
This excerpt outlines the similarities and differences between the IPCC Special Report Emissions Scenarios (SRES) and Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs).
This trilogy of animated and interactive courses provides a comprehensive introduction to the causes of climate change, of how society can adapt, and the options for mitigation. The second course, “BC Climate Impacts & Adaptation” describes the climate of BC.