CLIMAtlantic facilitates access to data and information that supports adaptation to climate change in Atlantic Canada through collaboration, networking, and partnerships.

Why does adaptation matter?

Due to the greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere over many years, simply reducing emissions is no longer enough to prevent the worst effects of climate change.

As a result, adaptation is required and is key to managing the risks and worst-case scenarios from climate change.

What are the impacts of climate change?

The impacts of a warming planet are sea-level rise, inland flooding, storm surges, saltwater intrusion, biodiversity loss, increased extreme heat, drought, and erosion. The level of damage caused by these impacts can be reduced and sometimes prevented. The cost of prevention is far less than reactive measures after impacts.

How CLIMAtlantic can help

As awareness of climate change grows, so does the demand for climate services. Accurate data supports decisions to reduce the impacts of climate change.

Our focus is on creating a strong network, generating a wealth of information sharing amongst colleagues, in addition to supporting specific place-based work.

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3 days ago

Timeline photosNEW! We are very happy to announce the launch of new IDF data on ClimateData. ca that represents the influence of projected climate change. ☔👏Read more and access the data 👉 bit.ly/3U57SiHSome background info: IDF data presents information about how frequently a location experiences rainfall events of varying intensities and durations. Conventionally, IDF information is developed using historical rate-of-rainfall data. However, IDF information based solely on an analysis of historical data is not suitable for understanding future risks. Furthermore, because our climate is already changing, historical IDF data may not even be well suited for the present day.NOUVEAU! Nous sommes très heureux d’annoncer le lancement sur Donnéesclimatiques. ca de nouvelles données IDF qui tiennent compte de l’influence des changements climatiques. ☔👏En savoir plus 👉http://bit.ly/3icfLWwComme leur nom l’indique, les données IDF présentent des informations sur la fréquence à laquelle un lieu connaît des événements pluvieux d’intensité et de durée variables. Traditionnellement, les informations IDF sont développées à partir de données historiques des taux de précipitations. Cependant, les informations IDF basées uniquement sur les données historiques ne sont pas adaptées pour la compréhension des risques futurs. De plus, comme notre climat est déjà en train de changer, les données historiques IDF peuvent même ne pas être appropriées pour le présent. ... See MoreSee Less
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7 days ago

🚨JUST RELEASED: Canada's first of its kind National Adaptation Strategy. This is the result of two years of engagement with provincial, territorial and municipal governments; First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Nation representatives; key experts and stakeholders; and people from across Canada. The announcement took place from The Canadian Centre for Climate Change and Adaptation on PEI, a fitting location since cleanup efforts from Hurricane Fiona continue.We'll be commenting on this more in the coming weeks. It frames what needs to happen but action plans will be crucial. The funding set aside for now is way too little for the scale of the issue, but this is all a great start!www.canada.ca/en/services/environment/weather/climatechange/climate-plan/national-adaptation-stra...🚨Nouvellement publié : La stratégie nationale d'adaptation pour le Canada, soit la première au Canada. C'est le résultat de deux années d'engagement avec les gouvernements provinciaux, territoriaux et municipaux, les représentants des Premières nations, des Inuits et des Métis, des experts et des intervenants clés, ainsi que des personnes de partout au Canada. L'annonce a été faite au Centre canadien pour le changement climatique et l'adaptation à l'Î.-P.-É., un endroit approprié puisque les efforts de nettoyage de l'ouragan Fiona se poursuivent.Nous ferons d'autres commentaires à ce sujet dans les semaines à venir. Il définit ce qui doit être fait, mais les plans d'action seront cruciaux. Le financement prévu pour l'instant est bien trop faible par rapport à l'ampleur du problème, mais c'est un bon début! ... See MoreSee Less
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Notre bulletin d’information de décembre est maintenant sorti :

🚨 JUST RELEASED: Canada's National Adaptation Strategy.

We'll be commenting on this more in the coming weeks. It frames what needs to happen but action plans will be crucial.

The funding set aside for now is way too little, but this a great start!



Dr. @ingrid_waldron, director of ENRICH, recently shared her ideas on how to address under-representation of Black Canadian communities in climate conversations.

A multi-sectoral approach is key to provide Black Canadians with equitable opportunities.


Help Desk

CLIMAtlantic is here to support you in accessing and applying climate data in your work. Whether it is assistance with locating the most relevant data, understanding its implications, or guidance on the integration of climate data into decision-making, we are here as a free, public resource.

Please reach out to us over phone at 1-506-710-2226 or in the form here.

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