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Practitioners’ Networks Resources

Adaptation Practitioners’ Network (formerly CCACoP)

The resource library from CCAdaptation.ca is currently under re-development.

PIEVC Practitioners’ Network Resources

The Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) was created in August 2005 to conduct an engineering assessment of the vulnerability of Canada’s public infrastructure to the impacts of climate change. Between August 2005 and June 2012 the committee’s activities were co-funded by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and Engineers Canada. As of March, 2020, operations of the PIEVC Protocol and PIEVC Program have been assumed by the PIEVC Program Alliance, consisting of the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR), the Climate Risk Institute (CRI) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

Since 2008, the Protocol has been applied to assess climate risks and vulnerabilities across a wide range of infrastructure systems in Canada including. With the assistance of Canadian infrastructure experts, the Protocol and related documents have also been applied in Peru, Costa Rica, Brazil, Vietnam, and the countries of the Nile Basin. To facilitate international application, the Protocol and supporting documents have been translated into Spanish, Vietnamese and Portuguese. Some of these documents are provided below.

Visit PIEVC.ca to access the protocol and the database of Canadian assessments. It is available for use at no financial charge for any public infrastructure assessment project in Canada. For training on the protocol, visit CRI’s training page.

PIEVC Resources

Webinar: Adaptation of Silviculture Practices to Climate Change

Article
Last updated 29th Dec 2023
Presented by François Hébert (DRF), research scientist at the Direction de la recherche forestière (Forest research branch) of the Ministère des Ressources naturelles et des Forêts du Québec (Quebec’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests), this webinar focuses on the adaptation of silviculture practices to climate change. François discusses his research projects, each one addressing one climate risk and one strategy to manage this risk.

Shift Storm, a Newsletter focused on Jobs for a Climate-Changed Economy

Article
Last updated 28th Aug 2023
The Shift Storm newsletter from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives can help you make sense of it all. Edited by CCPA senior researcher Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood, this monthly newsletter recaps the latest developments in work and climate from Canada and around the world. Follow along for summaries of key research and discussions of burning issues facing workers in a shifting climate.

Mobilizing Natural Assets Management (NAM) knowledge with Planners

Article
Last updated 28th Aug 2023
Mobilizing NAM knowledge with Planners report shares experiences and opinions on the planning and implementation of natural infrastructure (NI) and natural assets management (NAM) with insights on starting point for immediate action, the leverage point required to change professional norms, and partnership opportunities that build collaboration.

Webinar: Using Climate Data & Models in Forest Management

Article
Last updated 29th Dec 2023
Learn about the opportunities and challenges associated with forest management and climate change, with a focus on how climate models can be used to visualise and support the development of long-term adaptation and mitigation strategies in forest environments to address climate risks.

Upskilling for Canada’s Climate Transition

Article
Last updated 28th Aug 2023
Upskilling for Canada’s Climate Transition is an initiative of Resilience by Design Lab, a partner in CanAdapt. This applied research is conduced in collaboration with Academy for Sustainable Innovation and is funded by Future Skills Centre – Centre des Competences futures. Check out preliminary research and reflections on the question, Is Continuing Education Ready to Upskill the Workforce to Take Climate Action?

New Frontiers Podcast: Project Management for a Changing Climate

Article
Last updated 28th Aug 2023
Project managers across a range of project types and industries need to be prepared for climate change in their project plans. Climate Change poses new types of project risks that could affect project timelines, budget, and outcomes (e.g., supply chain disruptions due to storms and permafrost melt; infrastructure risks due to unusual weather events causing flood damage; functions and outcome of projects).

Webinar: Quantifying the Adaptive Capacity of Tree Species and Implications for Silviculture

Article
Last updated 29th Dec 2023
Recent evidence indicates that the migration rate of tree species will not be sufficient to follow their suitable climate under climate change scenarios. Accordingly, research interests now focus on the capacity of local tree populations to persist in place and cope with the expected environmental change in the next decades, i.e. their adaptive capacity. This webinar gives an overview of an approach to quantify the adaptive capacity of Canadian tree species based on four axes of adaptation.

A Tool For Understanding Climate Change Impacts On British Columbia Forest Operations

Article
Last updated 28th Aug 2023
The CVFM tool shows the historical and projected trends for climate indicators identified to be most related to climate events that impact forest operations. The tool graphically highlights differences in climate indicators between regions, lists which climate indicators are linked to forest operations activities, and provides examples of adaptive changes to forest operations.

Webinar: Adaptation of Silviculture Practices to Climate Change

Article
Last updated 29th Dec 2023
Presented by François Hébert (DRF), research scientist at the Direction de la recherche forestière (Forest research branch) of the Ministère des Ressources naturelles et des Forêts du Québec (Quebec’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests), this webinar focuses on the adaptation of silviculture practices to climate change. François discusses his research projects, each one addressing one climate risk and one strategy to manage this risk.

Shift Storm, a Newsletter focused on Jobs for a Climate-Changed Economy

Article
Last updated 28th Aug 2023
The Shift Storm newsletter from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives can help you make sense of it all. Edited by CCPA senior researcher Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood, this monthly newsletter recaps the latest developments in work and climate from Canada and around the world. Follow along for summaries of key research and discussions of burning issues facing workers in a shifting climate.

Mobilizing Natural Assets Management (NAM) knowledge with Planners

Article
Last updated 28th Aug 2023
Mobilizing NAM knowledge with Planners report shares experiences and opinions on the planning and implementation of natural infrastructure (NI) and natural assets management (NAM) with insights on starting point for immediate action, the leverage point required to change professional norms, and partnership opportunities that build collaboration.

Webinar: Using Climate Data & Models in Forest Management

Article
Last updated 29th Dec 2023
Learn about the opportunities and challenges associated with forest management and climate change, with a focus on how climate models can be used to visualise and support the development of long-term adaptation and mitigation strategies in forest environments to address climate risks.

Upskilling for Canada’s Climate Transition

Article
Last updated 28th Aug 2023
Upskilling for Canada’s Climate Transition is an initiative of Resilience by Design Lab, a partner in CanAdapt. This applied research is conduced in collaboration with Academy for Sustainable Innovation and is funded by Future Skills Centre – Centre des Competences futures. Check out preliminary research and reflections on the question, Is Continuing Education Ready to Upskill the Workforce to Take Climate Action?

New Frontiers Podcast: Project Management for a Changing Climate

Article
Last updated 28th Aug 2023
Project managers across a range of project types and industries need to be prepared for climate change in their project plans. Climate Change poses new types of project risks that could affect project timelines, budget, and outcomes (e.g., supply chain disruptions due to storms and permafrost melt; infrastructure risks due to unusual weather events causing flood damage; functions and outcome of projects).

Webinar: Quantifying the Adaptive Capacity of Tree Species and Implications for Silviculture

Article
Last updated 29th Dec 2023
Recent evidence indicates that the migration rate of tree species will not be sufficient to follow their suitable climate under climate change scenarios. Accordingly, research interests now focus on the capacity of local tree populations to persist in place and cope with the expected environmental change in the next decades, i.e. their adaptive capacity. This webinar gives an overview of an approach to quantify the adaptive capacity of Canadian tree species based on four axes of adaptation.

A Tool For Understanding Climate Change Impacts On British Columbia Forest Operations

Article
Last updated 28th Aug 2023
The CVFM tool shows the historical and projected trends for climate indicators identified to be most related to climate events that impact forest operations. The tool graphically highlights differences in climate indicators between regions, lists which climate indicators are linked to forest operations activities, and provides examples of adaptive changes to forest operations.