Learning Centre

Welcome to the Learning Centre! A one stop hub of information, resources and data to help Alberta municipalities formulate and implement climate change mitigation and adaptation plans. Access information on energy efficiency, renewable energy, community generation and more.

Building a Climate-Resilient City: Disaster preparedness and emergency management

| 2017 | Report

This resource examines the potential implications of climate change for disaster preparedness and emergency management in Alberta’s cities, and presents options by which the resilience of these systems may be enhanced. It is one of a series of papers prepared by the Prairie Climate Centre to provide the public and government officials with an overview of the means by which to build cities that are resilient to the impacts of climate change, drawing on lived experience and best practices.

Alberta Funding Guide

| 2019 | Guide

This guide provides information about available funding for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects available to municipalities in Alberta.

Published by: Municipal Climate Change Action Centre and Community Energy Association

The #TalkingClimate Handbook: How to Have Conversations about Climate Change in Your Daily Life

| 2019 | Handbook

The #TalkingClimate Handbook aims to get the world talking about the climate crisis. It provides practical advice to help anyone and everyone – whoever or wherever you are – have constructive, interesting conversations about climate change.

It is based on the belief that these exchanges are important not just in themselves, but because they are a part of all of us engaging with the challenge of climate change, and driving the wider social and political response.

Municipalities Planning for Climate Change in Alberta

| 2019 | Strategy, Website

Learn about the many ways municipalities across Alberta are addressing the impacts of climate change and reducing its effects through concrete actions like reducing greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions.

Canadian Climate Opinion Maps 2018

| 2019 | Infographic, Tool, Website

Geographic and statistical model to downscale national public opinion results to the province and riding level. Estimates and visualizes differences in opinion across the country, allowing a clearer picture of the diversity of Canadian perceptions, attitudes, and support for policy to come into focus.

This research and website are funded in part by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Société et Culture, the Skoll Global Threats Fund, the Energy Foundation, the Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment, and the MacArthur Foundation.

Carbon Offset Emission Factors Handbook. Version 2.0

| 2019 | Handbook

Contains a listing of common emission factors used in the Alberta emission offset system as well as common quantification methodologies. Common emission factors, provided in Section 1, are intended as inputs to formulae provided in approved quantification protocols. Common quantification methods, provided in Section 2, are commonly used formulae for quantification of emission offsets.

Climate Change and Asset Management: A Sustainable Service Delivery Primer

| 2018 | Primer, Report

This primer has been written for staff of local governments. It introduces an approach for integrating climate change considerations throughout the asset management process. It provides an overview of the following topics:

  • Key concepts
  • Why integrate climate change response with asset management
  • How to integrate climate change response throughout the asset management process

Published by: Asset Management British Columbia

Canada’s Top Climate Change Risks: The Expert Panel on Climate Change Risks and Adaptation Potential

| 2019 | Report

This report identified 12 major areas of climate change risk facing Canada from a national perspective, all of which could involve significant losses, damages, or disruptions over the next 20 years. In the Panel’s judgment, the top six areas of climate change risk are: physical infrastructure; coastal communities; northern communities; human health and wellness; ecosystems; and fisheries.

Published by: Council of Canadian Academies