Climate Change Data and Indicators

Regional Climate Modelling

The CRD engaged the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium to undertake an analysis of projected changes in temperature, precipitation, and indices of extremes due to climate change in the 2050s and the 2080s. The report is intended to support decision making throughout the region and to help community partners better understand how their work may be affected by our changing climate.

Cite this report as: Capital Regional District, 2017, “Climate Projections for the Capital Region”, 59 pgs.

Sea Level Rise

The Capital Regional District, working closely with and on behalf of the 13 municipal governments and three electoral areas, has recently received federal and provincial National Disaster Mitigation Program funding to undertake a regional coastal flood inundation mapping project to better understand the implication of tsunamis and future sea level rise. The project will build upon past studies to provide enhanced information to the region related to coastal flood hazards. The project will be completed in spring 2020.

The Coastal Sea Level Rise Risk Assessment Report - 2015 was developed to support the CRD's and local governments' understanding of regional coastal vulnerabilities to sea level rise. Using a simplified “combined” methodology, analyses included mapping 24 focus areas across the capital region vulnerable to sea level rise and an economic risk assessment and analysis of economic impacts associated with service disruptions.

Important: These maps have been prepared for information purposes. For more context about the maps and analysis, including a description of the data and methods used, please see the Capital Regional District Coastal Sea Level Rise Risk Assessment Report.

The Sea Level Rise Planning Approaches Project Report is a tool kit of prioritized planning, regulatory and site-specified adaptation tools specific to the Capital Regional District and its local governments.

Land use authority for dealing with flood hazards falls within local government jurisdiction. The Province’s amendments to the Flood Hazard Area Land Use Management Guidelines provide further guidance to local governments.

Community Energy and Emissions Inventory

The provincial Community Energy and Emissions Inventory (CEEI) represents energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from community activities in on-road transportation, buildings and solid waste. The inventory helps communities track their progress to meeting their greenhouse gas reduction targets.

Each year in the capital region, the community generates more than 1.47 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e). In 2010 these emissions stemmed from:

  • Transportation 56%
  • Buildings 35%
  • Solid Waste 9%

Download the CEEI data by BC community.

Electric Vehicle (EV) and Electric Bike (E-Bike) Infrastructure

The Capital Region Local Government EV and E-Bike Infrastructure Planning Guide contains strategies for local governments, as well as private development, to expand and manage EV and E-Bike charging infrastructure in the Capital Region. Its associated Backgrounder Report provides a summary of the EV and E-Bike research and best practices that inform the Guide.

Strategic Plans

Additional Resources

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