Resources


REDUCE – Climate Change Mitigation

 

New Brunswick’s Household Carbon Footprint Calculator

You can take action on climate change by reducing your carbon footprint. Our carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gas generated by our actions. Lifestyle choices such as transportation, food choices and waste impact the climate. Calculate your household carbon footprint and find out how to reduce your emissions today.

Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Dashboard

With this interactive dashboard, you can explore New Brunswick’s historical and forecast greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions data for nine economic sectors, using Canada’s official GHG inventory and projections that are published annually through Canada’s National Inventory Report and Canada’s Greenhouse Gas and Air Pollutant Emissions Projections.

Canada’s National Inventory Report

Canada prepares and submits a national greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and publishes this report annually. Part 3 of the report includes NB’s emissions inventory. This is the latest report for 2022.

Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Projections

Canada prepares greenhouse gas emissions projections to 2030 and publishes this report annually. The report includes NB’s emissions projections. This is the latest report for 2021.

New Brunswick Energy Efficiency Programs

Find details about New Brunswick’s energy efficiency programs here. These programs help New Brunswick homes and businesses save energy and money while improving comfort and avoiding GHG emissions.

Electric Vehicle Information and Rebates

Find helpful information on electric vehicles including the benefits of electric vehicles, how to choose an electric vehicle, what you need to know about charging infrastructure, and how to get an electric vehicle rebate.

Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Partners for Climate Protection

The Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program is a national network of over 400 municipalities (including 50 NB communities) with the shared goal of taking action against climate change and reducing local greenhouse gas emissions.

Natural Resources Canada

Includes information and tools on energy efficiency, vehicle fuel efficiency, funding and partnership opportunities, etc. that also help Canadians and New Brunswickers reduce their carbon footprint.

 


PREPARE – Climate Change Adaptation

 

Historical and Projected Climate Change Data and Maps

Future Climate Scenarios for the Province of New Brunswick (Roy, P. and Huard D. 2016)

The study provides projected climate scenarios for 29 climate indices for the 2020s, 2050s, and 2080s-time horizons for New Brunswick. These projected climate datasets are locally analysed to help inform and understand the impacts of climate change on specific project area. The climate datasets and maps can be accessed here: Adapt-Action (csrno.ca)

Sea Level Rise and Flooding Estimates for New Brunswick Coastal Sections (Daigle, 2020 updated)

The study presents projected sea level rise and flooding scenarios for coastal sections of New Brunswick. Projected sea level rise and flooding elevations can be used to ensure infrastructure are designed and build above the projected sea level rise elevation.

Canada’s Changing Climate Report

Provides national perspective on how climate change impacts our communities, environment, and economy; get insights into Canada’s key vulnerabilities and knowledge gaps as well as new and innovative approaches to adapt in your own context. 

ClimateData.ca (ECCC et.al. 2021)

Provides high resolution climate data for locations throughout Canada. The climate datasets can be used for understanding the impacts of climate change across the Canadian region.

Climate Atlas of Canada (PCC, 2019)

The Climate Atlas of Canada combines climate science, mapping, and storytelling to bring the global issue of climate change closer to home for Canadians.

IPCC Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis (2021)

The Sixth Assessment Report is the most up-to-date physical understanding of the climate system and climate change, bringing together the latest advances in climate science, and combining multiple lines of evidence from paleoclimate, observations, process understanding, and global and regional climate simulations.

IPCC Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability Report (2022)

It details the impacts that climate change is having on human societies and ecosystems. These impacts are wide-ranging and the report provides a global breakdown, by region, of the effects that climate change is having on water scarcity, food production, human health and wellbeing, cities, settlements and infrastructure, and ecosystem structure, range and timing.


Climate Services Centres and Climate Change Websites

CLIMAtlantic

Provides climate change data, information, and services to support adaptation to climate change in Atlantic Canada.

CLIMAtlantic is part of the national network of Environment and Climate Change Canada’s regional climate-expert organizations.

Canadian Centre for Climate Services (CCCS)

Provides access to multi-disciplinary resources on climate change datasets and adaptation resources.

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)

Presents the Federal government’s extensive efforts on climate change.

Natural Resources Canada

Learn about climate change in Canada and how to reduce its negative effects through adaptation, programs and funding opportunities, and greenhouse gas emissions reduction.


Climate Change Analysis Tool

New Brunswick’s Climate Change Indicators (GNB, 2011)

Provides information on how New Brunswick’s climate is changing.

IDF Curves and Climate Change (ECCC,2021)

Guidance provided by ECCC for estimating future changes to extreme rainfall magnitudes using historical IDF curves.

Intensity Duration Frequency (IDF) Climate Change Tool (UWO, V6, 2022)

A web-based intensity-duration frequency tool to update and adapt local extreme rainfall statistics to climate change.


Flooding Applications and Reports for New Brunswick

Flooding in New Brunswick (GNB)

Provides information on flooding in New Brunswick, i.e. New flood hazard mapping tool, flood history database, flooding applications, flood events and a changing climate etc. and can be used to be aware of any potential flooding of the land.

LiDAR Data (GEONB)

 

Provides LiDAR data for all regions of New Brunswick. LiDAR data is available in 1km x 1km grid tiles. LiDAR data can be used to create baseline elevation mapping for conducting risk analysis.

Coastal Erosion Data (GEONB)

 

Provides erosion data trends in coastline and shoreline displacement. This information can be used to identify the historical information rate of erosion at numerous locations and characterize the vulnerability of a region to coastal erosion and flooding.

 Flood Information (GEONB)

 

Provides information of past major flooding events (2018, 2008) and can be used to best inform decision on land-use planning and consideration of adaptation measures.

Wetland Mapping (GEONB)

 

Mapping identifies locations of provincially significant wetlands for informing decisions on the wetland regulations, land-use planning and climate change impact decisions. 

Sea Level Rise and Flooding Estimates for New Brunswick Coastal Sections (Daigle, 2020 updated)

The study presents projected sea level rise and flooding scenarios for coastal sections of New Brunswick. Projected sea level rise and flooding elevations can be used to ensure infrastructure are designed and build above the projected sea level rise elevation.

Regional Wave Run Up Study for the Province of New Brunswick (NRCC, 2018)

The study identifies estimates for extreme wave conditions and wave run up heights in combination with 2100 extreme water levels for the coastal sections of New Brunswick. The information can be used for the design and build of infrastructure to increase resiliency to the impacts of strong waves.


Climate Change Risk and Vulnerability Assessment Frameworks

Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) Protocol

The Protocol systematically reviews historical climate information and projects the nature, severity and probability of future climate changes and events. It also establishes the adaptive capacity of an individual infrastructure as determined by its design, operation and maintenance.

ISO 31000 Risk Management Framework

Explains in detail the climate change risk process and helps guide proponents to a more complete and quantifiable understanding of the climate change risks potentially impacting their project. This in-depth process would be considered sufficient if used by the project proponent to analyze climate change risks at this point. Following a similar ISO 31000 certified Risk Assessment Framework, centered on climate change risk, would be considered acceptable as well.

Climate Lens - Infrastructure Canada

The guide is used in assisting infrastructure owner and operators in assessing the greenhouse gas emissions and climate resilience of proposed infrastructure projects.


Glossary

IPCC Climate Change Glossary

Full listing of climate change terms.     

 

 

CHAMPION

 

 International

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate and Change

 The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is comprised of the world’s leading climate scientists and is responsible for advancing knowledge on climate change.

 

National

Canadian Centre for Climate Services

The Canadian Centre for Climate Services is a dedicated multi-disciplinary team with expertise across a broad range of climate-related disciplines. It works with partners and stakeholders to support the implementation of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change.

Canada’s Climate Change Adaptation Platform

The Adaptation Platform has 14 working groups, and each includes experts and stakeholders from a sector, such as coastal management, energy, mining, forestry or economics. Together, they set goals and work with governmental, private sector, academic, and community-based or not-for-profit organizations to reach them.

Canadian Institute for Climate Choices

The Canadian Institute for Climate Choices generates research and advice that key decision makers can use to make informed policy decisions and that stakeholders and rights holders engaged in policy processes can use to provide meaningful input. 

QUEST Canada

QUEST Canada accelerates the adoption of efficient and integrated community-scale energy systems in Canada by informing, inspiring, and connecting decision-makers. The organization commissions research, communicates best practices, convenes government, utility, and private-sector leaders, and works directly with local authorities to implement on-the-ground solutions.

The Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation

The Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation is an applied research Centre that helps homeowners, communities, governments and businesses to identify and reduce risks associated with climate change and extreme weather events, such as flooding.

The Climate Risk Institute

The Climate Risk institute focuses on advancing practice and delivering services related to climate change risk assessment, adaptation planning, policy evaluation and resiliency.

National Farmers Union

The National Farmers Union is Canada’s national farm organization committed to family farms and is taking a lead role in helping farmers reduce emissions and adapt to climate change.

Environment and Climate Change Canada

Environment and Climate Change Canada is the department of the Government of Canada responsible for informing Canadians about protecting and conserving our natural heritage, and ensuring a clean, safe, and sustainable environment for present and future generations.


Atlantic Canada and New Brunswick

CLIMAtlantic Inc.

CLIMAtlantic facilitates access to regionally relevant climate information and supports its effective use in planning and decision making for New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Atlantica Centre for Energy

The Atlantica Centre for Energy is dedicated to increasing energy literacy for community leaders and stakeholders. 

Atlantic Climate Adaptation Solutions Association

This site provides access to archived projects, publications, and other research outputs that help Atlantic Canadians better prepare for, and adapt to, climate change.

NB Household Carbon Footprint Calculator

You can take action on climate change by reducing your carbon footprint. Our carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gas generated by our actions. Lifestyle choices such as transportation, food choices and waste impact the climate. Calculate your household carbon footprint and find out how to reduce your emissions today.

New Brunswick Environmental Network

The New Brunswick Environmental Network is a communication network that links together over 110 non-profit environmental organizations in New Brunswick. Visit their website to learn more about local organizations and events, and how to get involved.

Valorēs

Valorēs is an applied science research institute in New Brunswick that is composed of scientific professionals committed to the valorisation of resources in aquaculture, peatlands, soils, fishery, and marine co-products.

Canadian Home Builders Association New Brunswick

The Canadian Home Builders’ Association is a trade organization which strives for professionalism and prides itself as being the voice of the residential construction industry both here at home in New Brunswick, and across the Country.

Agriculture Alliance of New Brunswick

The Agricultural Alliance of New Brunswick is led and run by farmers who promote a sustainable and prosperous agriculture industry.

Conservation Council of New Brunswick

The Conservation Council of New Brunswick works to find practical solutions to help families and citizens, educators, governments and businesses protect the air we breathe, the water we drink, the precious marine ecosystem and the land, including the forest, that support us.

Nature NB

Nature NB works to celebrate, conserve and protect New Brunswick’s natural heritage, through education, networking and collaboration.


Funding for Climate Change

Environmental Trust Fund

The Environmental Trust Fund provides assistance for action-oriented projects with tangible, measurable results, aimed at protecting, preserving and enhancing New Brunswick’s natural environment.

 

 

Government action