Creating a Renewable Future – Teacher’s Guide

5 lesson plans that teach renewable energy based on the City of Vancouver’s Renewable Energy goals. This is one of many modules within our guide on teaching Climate Change (still under development). The larger Teacher’s Guide includes background information, suggested activities & lesson plans on climate change, tailored to the BC high school curriculum. Please email us your feedback & suggestions at

Perspectives on Climate Change Action in Canada—A Collaborative Report from Auditors General—March 2018

A report by Canada’s auditors general summarizing “the state of climate change action in Canada.”

Executive Summary
Summary and Findings on Oct 2016 Symposium and Workshop on Social Mobilization for Climate Change using Digital Media

Mass Thermal Imaging Report (City of Vancouver)

Identify and recommend best practices communication and engagement with homeowners on large-scale thermal imaging and relevant research on thermal imaging. Intended to provide the City of Vancouver with an overview and recommendations on the use of thermal imaging for energy efficiency retrofits that can promote the uptake of energy efficiency measures amongst homeowners.

Visualizing Climate Change Book

Visualizing Climate Change, by Stephen Sheppard, is a guide to using visual media in communicating climate change. This book vividly brings to life the science, the local realities, and the practical solutions for climate change, while introducing powerful new visual tools for communities, action groups, educators, and experts to engage the public, build awareness and accelerate action on the world’s greatest crisis.

Community Energy Guide

This guide shows how local involvement in community energy systems can promote more sustainable and secure energy futures. The guide explores concepts of community energy as opportunities for addressing energy and climate change challenges in our communities. View the Community Energy Explorer website here.

PICS funded Social Mobilization Research Report Summary

A two page summary of PICS funded Social Mobilization Research Report.

PICS funded Social Mobilization Research Report

This report explains “what works” and “what doesn’t work” in engaging the public and motivating people to act on climate change solutions. Included in this report is a brief summary of the BC context for social mobilization, as well as key findings from the literature on psychology of behaviour change, social movements, social learning and place based approaches. Click here to view the summary.

Delta-RAC Training Modules

These training modules are designed to enable users across Canada to develop their own local scenarios, identify relevant spatial data, assess visualization needs, and determine visualization media and production methods for local implementation. These training modules incorporate Delta RAC, and other prior CALP visualization materials.

Delta-RAC Project Sea Level Rise Adaptation Visioning Study – Policy Report

The Delta-RAC Sea Level Rise Adaptation Visioning Study (Delta-RAC) builds on prior work between CALP and Delta, using adaptation scenarios and 3D landscape visualizations in a visioning process to explore a range of alternative response options to sea level rise. The goal is to support decision-making and further policy development for flood management in the Corporation of Delta.

Local Climate Change Visioning and Landscape Visualizations Summary

5 page executive summary of Local Climate Change Visioning and Landscape Visualizations guidance manual.

Local Climate Change Visioning and Landscape Visualizations

The guide is intended to be used by local communities: decision-makers, sustainability citizen groups, and others, to help develop resilient local communities in an uncertain climate change future. The guide is based on a pilot Visioning and Climate Adaptation Project in the City of Kimberley in 2008-2009, as well as previous CALP work on other visioning and visualization projects.

BC Hydro Theatre

A new Decision Theatre for visualisation, participatory mapping, and community capacity-building on visioning methods was officially opened at the beginning of November 2011. The Decision Theatre is part of the new super green building and UBC Sustainability Initiative called CIRS.