Providing Regional Climate Services to British Columbia

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Canadian Climate Impacts and Scenarios Project

The Canadian Climate Impacts and Scenarios (CCIS) project operated from 1999-2004 to provide climate scenario information and scenario construction advice to impacts researchers in Canada to ensure that the resulting impacts studies can be used to provide Canadians with a meaningful national assessment of the impacts of climate change and can contribute to future assessments such as those undertaken by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

In 2004, provision of national scenarios moved to Environment Canada. In 2006, the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium was formed to provide scenarios with a focus on British Columbia and the Yukon.

The aims of the CCIS project can be summarised as:

  • the provision of climate change scenarios, advice and related information to the Canadian impacts and adaptation communities;
  • the development of a nationally consistent framework within which sector- and region-specific climate change scenarios will be developed through engagement of the respective impacts and adaptation research communities;
  • the development and maintenance of a capacity within the Canadian impacts and adaptation research communities to develop nationally-consistent climate change scenarios to support climate impacts and adaptation research and assessments, and
  • the engagement of the university research community and scenario users in the further development of the young and growing science of climate change scenarios.

More information including access to reports and a listing of available tools can be found at