Taking steps to help combat climate change

In recent years, our country, known for its vast landscapes, diverse ecosystems, and abundant natural resources, has been experiencing the profound effects of climate change. Canadian communities are facing extreme flooding, forest fires, high winds, and thawing permafrost more than ever before. These events have a significant impact on our lives and well-being. They also bear major economic consequences, disrupting supply chains, trade, and employment.

Canada is taking steps to improve its resiliency against the impacts of climate change. The federal government, along with provinces and territories, municipalities, and industries invest in strengthening the energy and communication infrastructure, integrating renewable energy sources, improving the built infrastructure and community planning, and protecting the vulnerable Northern regions of the country. Learn more about how CSA Group standards, research, and other initiatives support these efforts.

Guidance to support governments using nature-based solutions

Wetlands, forests, natural river channels, and other nature-based solutions (NbS) can help regulate riverine flooding and erosion while providing benefits for both people and nature. CSA Group research puts forward recommendations to support the implementation of NbS in Canada.

CSA Group standards and research for resilient communities and critical infrastructure

Transmission towers covered in ice

Resilient and reliable electrical and communication infrastructure

Solar panels, wind turbines and energy storage containers

Distributed renewable energy generation

An aerial view of a city

More resilient buildings and infrastructure

A residential neighbourhood with a pond in the foreground

Flood mitigation and resiliency in communities

Arctic community settlement

More resilient infrastructure in Canada’s North