Canada in a Changing Climate: National Issues

Lay Summary 

The Canada in a Changing Climate: National Issues report will focus on climate change impacts and adaptation issues that are of national importance or that would benefit from an integrated, cross-Canada perspective. The report will provide decision makers with a national picture of climate change impacts on our society, natural environment and economy, as well as the adaptation actions being taken to address these impacts. In this report, you can expect to read about:

  • key challenges and vulnerabilities
  • building resilience
  • infrastructure
  • innovation and new adaptation practices
  • sustainability
  • valuing resources
  • costs and benefits


Kelly Vodden and Ashlee Cunsolo of Memorial University are the lead authors of the report chapters entitled Cities and Towns and Rural and Remote Communities. These chapters are focused on the theme Resilience of Our People and Society.


More information about this project can be found here.


Adapted from

Environmental Studies
Labrador Institute
Climate Change
Environmental Assessment
Start date 
1 Jan 2017
End date 
31 Dec 2021
Lead Organization 
Natural Resources Canada