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The Economic Impacts of the Weather Effects of Climate Change on Communities


The Economic Impacts of the Weather Effects of Climate Change on Communities

​Green Analytics and the Ontario Centre for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Resources were commissioned by the Insurance Bureau of Canada, with support from Natural Resources Canada, to conduct a study on the economic impacts of climate-related extreme events on communities in Canada.


​The focus of the study was threefold:

  1. To complete a community engagement process to garner support for a climate change impact analysis and aid in data collection for the study.
  2. To undertake a case study analysis of the direct and secondary impacts of climate-related extreme events on community assets and economic activity.
  3. To develop a Community Impact Analysis Tool (CIAT) that analysts can use to estimate the impacts of climate-related extreme events in Canadian communities.

The outputs of each of these focus areas are presented in this report as well as in accompanying materials (i.e. the Community Impact Analysis Tool and its How-to Guide). This Introduction provides a brief overview of the study focus and approach. See the Glossary of Terms and Concepts at the end of the report for definitions of key terms referenced in this and other sections of the report.

The Economic Impacts of the Weather Effects of Climate Change on Communities (Full Report) 

"The Economic Impacts of the Weather Effects of Climate Change on Communities (Full Report)" (PDF)