March 4, 2021

A Guidebook on Climate Scenarios

Publish Date
May 2016
Isabelle Charron

This guide is a useful tool of reference for both the climate change adaptation community and for those wanting to communicate climate information to decision-makers. The guide highlights the importance of working in collaboration with climate service providers and increases capacity of climate adaptation practitioners to better understand climate information. Those that use climate data regularly will find in this document ways to best showcase their results for different target audiences.

The guide provides fact sheets of key concepts in future climate modeling, outlines a framework to categorize climate information, provides a catalogue of climate information formats that can be associated to one of the categories identified in the document, discusses best practices in using future climate information given its inherent uncertainty, and highlights some case studies of how climate information can be used to guide decisions in climate change adaptation.


  • Adaptation Research
  • climate scenarios