Municipal assets safeguard against flooding, enable morning commutes to work, deliver water to faucets and then carry it back away to be treated—all things that Canadians rely upon daily. Climate change is altering the rules of managing infrastructure. Extreme storms, hotter summers, colder winters, rising sea levels, flooding and drought are just some examples of climate change related impacts Canadian communities of all sizes will need to consider and plan for.

Is your municipality working to integrate climate change considerations in its asset management approach?

Local governments across Canada are adopting asset management practices to help prioritize infrastructure investment, balancing cost, service expectations and risk, while planning for current and projected climate change impacts.

Below you’ll find FCM programs, training and resources that can help you integrate climate considerations into your municipality’s asset management practices.

Featured resources
Are you interesting in learning more about climate change and asset management integration? Check out these tools and training opportunities that can help you apply practical knowledge.
Video series: Climate resilience and asset management

Watch this video series to learn how municipalities across Canada are making climate action a part of their municipal asset management practices and decision-making.

Learning journey: Climate resilience and asset management

Discover how your community can combine its climate action and asset management approaches, with our learning journey. Watch a video and read our easy-to-understand factsheets and guide. 

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Guide: Building sustainable communities with asset management

Discover how asset management practices help municipalities sustainably manage infrastructure and deliver services over the long term.

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Guide: How to develop an asset management policy and strategy

Learn how to set up a sustainable asset management approach in your municipality. Hear from other communities that have successfully built asset management systems.

Case study: Reducing climate risk through asset management and peer-learning in Selkirk, Manitoba

Learn how the City of Selkirk is working to integrate climate considerations into their infrastructure decisions and asset management practices as part of MCIP’s Climate and Asset Management Network.

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Integrating Climate Considerations: Community planning

Is your municipality updating or renewing its community plan? Check out this page to learn what climate considerations you should be integrating in your planning activities and learn about what tools you will want to use before you create your plan. 

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Integrating Climate Considerations: Service delivery planning

Is your municipality reviewing its service delivery planning? This page can help you discover climate considerations you should be integrating in your service delivery planning activities and learn about what tools you will want to use before you create your plan. 

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Integrating Climate Considerations: Governance and operations

Municipal day-to-day operations need to integrate climate change data and considerations. Read this page to learn questions and tools that can help you take climate action in your community.

Program initiatives
Check out these FCM programs and initiatives focused on climate change and asset management integration.
Climate adaptation partners

Funding partner organizations so they can provide training, guidance and learning activities to municipalities as they adapt to the effects of climate change.

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The Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program is a five-year $75-million program, delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.

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