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Guide to Climate Change Resources

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Auditor General of Canada

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)

Environment and Climate Change Canada

Fisheries and Oceans

  • CLImate VARiability (CLIVAR)
    CLIVAR is an international research programme addressing many issues of natural climate variability and anthropogenic climate change. It seeks to better understand and predict our climate in order to take precautions and to reduce impacts of climate variability and change on our planet.

Foreign Affairs and International Trade

Health Canada

National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE)

Natural Resources Canada

Provinces and Territories

Council of the Federation


New Brunswick

Prince Edward Island

Nova Scotia




British Columbia


Canadian Think Tanks, Lobby Groups, and Instituties

Institute of Public Administration of Canada

Pembina Institute

Canadian Institute for Climate Studies

CICS is a not-for-profit Canadian corporation initiated in 1993 in order to further the understanding of the climate system, its variability and potential for change and the application of that understanding to decision making in both the public and private sectors. The Institute is housed within the Centre for Global Studies' Climate & Energy Division at the University of Victoria.

Pollution Probe

Pollution Probe is a national, not-for-profit organization that exists to improve the health and well-being of Canadians, by advancing policy that achives positive, tabgible environmental change.

Clean Air Partnership

Clean Air Partnership (CAP) is a registered charity launched in June, 2000. CAP’s mission is to work with partners to achieve clean air, facilitate the exchange of ideas, advance change and promote and coordinate implementation of actions that improve local air quality.

David Suzuki Foundation: Climate Change

Includes a rich collection of reports, fact sheets, and briefing notes.

International Organizations

United Nations

World Bank

  • World Development Reports
    The World Bank's annual World Development Report provides a wide international readership with an extraordinary window on development economics. Each year, the report focuses on a specific aspect of development. This publication started in 1978, and is available online from 1997 to current.
    Print (1978-present) - UN9 WB W52
  • Climate Change

OECD - Organization for Economic Cooperation adn Development

  • Climate Change
  • WARNING: If you are asked for $$$ to gain access to OECD resources, please note that free online access is available to Queen’s students/researchers through the library web site’s link to OECD iLibrary.

International Energy Agency (IEA)

IEA databases are available for free to Queen's students and researchers through the OECD iLibrary

These include:

  • CO2 Emissions from Fuel Combustion
  • Coal Information
  • Electricity Information
  • Energy Prices and Taxes
  • Energy Technology R&D
  • Forecasts from Energy Policies
  • Natural Gas Information
  • Oil Information
  • Renewables Information
  • World Energy Statistics and Balances

European Comission

International Think Tanks, Lobby Groups, and Institutes


Ouranos is a consortium that brings together scientists and professionals from different disciplines. It focuses on two main themes: Climate Sciences and Impacts & Adaptation.


Energy and climate related blog posts by economists.
"Research-based policy analysis and commentary from leading economists."

Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction

Papers on climate extremes.

International Institute for Environment and Development

"Working in collaboration with partner organisations and individuals in developing countries our climate change group has been leading the field on adaptation to climate change issues."

International Institute for Sustainable Development

IISD champions sustainable development around the world through innovation, partnerships, research and communications.

People and the Planet

People and the Planet provides a global review and internet gateway into the issues of population, poverty, health, consumption and the environment.

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