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Climate Change Action

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Local & BC Resources | National Resources | First Hand Stories of Climate Change | International Resources | Calculators & Simulators | Embodied Carbon | Data Sources | Reports


Films on effects of Climate Change*

(*On Kanopy: streaming video service – free with your library card!)

  • Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?
  • Seed: The Untold Story: Defending the Future of Food
  • Intelligent Trees

Local and BC Resources

  • City of Nelson: Climate Action — Access the Nelson Next Climate Plan and more
  • Columbia Basin Climate Source — Climate information resource for the Columbia Basin Boundary Region
  • Community Climate Change Profile — Climate change overview data for Nelson, BC (2022)
  • RDCK: Climate Action — Regional District of Central Kootenay targets, actions, projects & reports
  • West Kootenay Climate Hub — Mission is to accelerate climate action in our region, and to facilitate communication and collaboration among our members and our partner organizations.
  • Adaptation Learning Network: Inspiring Climate Action — Helping professionals in BC who work at the front line of climate adaptation to integrate adaptation competencies into their professional practice, through education, training and networking.
  • BC Assembly of First Nations: Climate Emergency — Website and BC First Nations Climate Strategy and Action Plan (2022)
  • BC Government: Climate Change — Web portal to resources and policies
  • FireSmart BC Homeowner’s Manual — Reduce the potential impacts of wildfire on your home
  • Neighbours United — A non-profit community-driven organization that brings together local residents to protect the natural environment while building just, equitable, healthy,and livable communities. Neighbours United coordinates hundreds of volunteers and outreaches to rural residents each year to build sustainable communities and protect our natural world.
  • Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) — A collaborative and user engaged institute that convenes solution seekers and research partners to co-design, co-develop and co-deliver impactful climate solutions for British Columbia, Canada, and potentially the world.
  • Prepared BC— BC’s emergency preparedness education program serving the general public, local governments, Indigenous communities and schools.

National Resources

  • Canadian Government: Climate Change — Web portal to resources and policies
  • Canada’s Changing Climate Report (CCRR) — Released in 2019, this report is about how and why Canada’s climate has changed and what changes are projected for the future.
  • Climate Atlas of Canada — Combines climate science, mapping, and storytelling together with Indigenous Knowledges and community-based research and video to inspire awareness and action.
  • Indigenous Climate Hub — Provides access to climate change resources tools for Indigenous peoples to monitor and adapt to our ever changing climate. The platform also acts as a hub for Indigenous climate change leaders working on similar issues to come together and build from each others knowledge and experiences.

First Hand Stories of Climate Change (Canada)

  • First Hand Climate Change Stories: Norma’s Story (video) – Watch this award-winning short, animated film about CMN co-Research Director Norma Kassi’s story of growing up in the Indigenous community of Old Crow Flats in Northern Yukon. It documents the effects of climate change on the environment, culture and food security of the Vuntut Gwitchin people as seen through her eyes.
  • First Person story: I’m a Climate Refugee (CBC)  – This First Person column is written by Rubaiyat Karim, a Bangladeshi Canadian living in Toronto.

International Resources

Calculators & Simulators

Embodied Carbon

  • Standard on Embodied Carbon in Construction What is embodied carbon? Embodied carbon forms a significant proportion of the whole life carbon emissions from construction projects. This standard sets minimum requirements for the procurement of design and construction services to disclose and reduce the embodied carbon of major construction projects. Major construction projects typically include the renovation or new construction of buildings or engineering assets.
  • Low Carbon Homes Pilot — Learn more about the City of Nelson’s work to address embodied carbon emissions.
  • Embodied Carbon 101 – Carbon Leadership Forum — Aims to provide a high-level overview of embodied carbon — how it is defined, its significance in the global climate crisis, and why it is an important consideration for policymakers.

Data Sources

  • Climate Watch — Offers open data, visualizations and analysis to help policymakers, researchers and other stakeholders gather insights on countries’ climate progress.
  • Our World in Data — Open access and open source data archive utilized in universities and by reputable media organizations. More than just climate change.