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Indicator name

Proportion of municipal organization who factored climate change adaptation into their decision-making process


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Indicator description

This indicator measures the proportion of municipal organization who factored climate change adapatation into their decision making process, for selected core infrastructure assets.
As of 2018, climate change adaptation is defined as changes in processes, practices, and structures to moderate potential damages or to benefit from opportunities associated with climate change. In 2016, climate change adaptation was defined as anticipating or monitoring climate change and undertaking actions to address the consequences of climate change.

Climate change is a long-term shift in weather conditions identified by changes in temperature, precipitation, winds, and other indicators. Climate change can involve both changes in average conditions and changes in variability, including for example, extreme events.

Geographical coverage

Canada, provinces and territories

Unit of measurement

Percentage or number


Number of municipal organization who factored climate change in their decision making divided by total number of municipal organization owning the infrastructure asset.

Comments and limitations

Estimates for 2018 may not be comparable to those for 2016 due to improved coverage and definitions as well as changes in survey methodology.

Source 2


Statistics Canada & Infrastructure Canada


Every 2 years

Geographical coverage

Canada, provinces and territories

Link to data source Statistics Canada. Table 34-10-0261-01 Municipal ownership of core infrastructure assets, by urban and rural, and population size, Infrastructure Canada opens in a new window
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