Resources

Below are some studies and research papers as well as information and toolkits to help you adapt to climate change. Click on the titles to go directly to the pdf.

11 renowned experts from across the province and beyond were brought in to provide advice and direction on how to minimize the negative impacts of a changing climate and on how to ensure we are best prepared for these changes. Their recommendations formed the basis of this initial “Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan.”

This plan describes the actions that will be taken over the next five years to fight climate change: to reduce greenhouse gas pollution and help move us to a prosperous low-carbon economy.

The toolkit has four major sections: Your Home, Around Your Home, Getting Around, and In Your Community. The toolkit contains actions that apply to all aspects of your life; from changing your living environment, reducing your commute and your carbon footprint, to being a leader in your community and helping neighbours adapt to climate change.

The City of Toronto experienced an extreme winter storm event in the evening of December 21, 2013 through December 22, 2013. The scope and magnitude of this extreme winter storm was unprecedented. Click here for the city manager's full report from that event.

This report summarizes current literature dealing with the challenge of adapting to climate change in Canada, with a particular focus on the country's infrastructure.

The purpose of this report is to highlight the lessons learned from the ice storm that battered Southern Ontario on December 21, 2013 and to identify priorities for the energy sector going forward as Ontario prepares for more frequent severe weather events.

The aim of this series was to create a systematic understanding of where there could be mutually beneficial collaboration between the insurance industry and city stakeholders in Boston, San Diego and Toronto to reduce the risks and increase the performance and value of today's climate vulnerable local areas.This document distils the key priorities that emerged for collaborative action between the key urban resiliency stakeholders mentioned above. It is a concise summary designed to catalyze and expand cross-sector collaboration.

This paper in the series explains one of the core concepts developed through the workshop series. This new strategic planning framework, called a “Resilience Zone” is introduced and explored through a four-stage development process. explains, in much greater detail, a new strategic planning framework, called a “Resilience Zone” which was introduced and explored during the workshops.

The toolkit can by used during workshops to identify priorities for collaborative action.