Recommended Readings

Below you will find a list of recommended readings that include scientific papers, academic publications, government reports, and global organization publications.  Also listed are books that examine climate change on regional, national, and international levels; the relationship of gender and climate change; the link between health and climate change; and the issues of food security and sustainable development in relation to climate risk and adaptation.  If you have any recommendations that you think should be added to this list, send us an email.

Academic Publications

Drolet, J. (2012). Climate change, food security, and sustainable development: A study on community-based responses and adaptations in British Columbia, Canada. Community Development, doi: 10.1080/15575330.2012.729412.

Drolet, J. (2010). Gender, climate change and natural disasters. International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) Newsletter, 20(2), 6.                    

Gosling, S. N. (2012). The likelihood and potential impact of future change in the large-scale climate-earth system on ecosystem services. Environmental Science and Policy, Article In Press, 1 – 17. doi: 10.1016/j.envsci.2012.03.011.

Hemmati, M & Röhr, U. (2007). A huge challenge and a narrow discourse: Ain’t no space for gender in climate change policy? Women & Environments International Magazine, 74/75, 5-9.

Skinner, E. (2011). Gender and climate change: Overview report. Institute of Development Studies, Bridge Development – Gender.                             

Van Aalst, M. K. (2006). The impacts of climate change on the risk of natural disasters. Disasters, 30(1), 5 – 18. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9523.2006.00303.x.

Scientific Papers
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). (2007). Summary for policymakers. In: Climate change 2007: The physical science basis. Contribution of working group I to the fourth assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Solomon, S., D. Qin, M. Manning, Z. Chen, M. Marquis, K.B. Averyt, M.Tignor and H.L. Miller (eds.)].

IPCC. (2007). Summary for policymakers. In: Climate change 2007: Impacts, adaptation and vulnerability. Contribution of working group II to the fourth assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, M.L. Parry, O.F. Canziani, J.P. Palutikof, P.J. van der Linden and C.E. Hanson, Eds.                                             

IPCC. (2007). Summary for policymakers. In: Climate Change 2007: Mitigation. Contribution of Working Group III to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [B. Metz, O.R. Davidson, P.R. Bosch, R. Dave, L.A. Meyer (eds)].                                                                    

IPCC. (2007). Synthesis report summary for policy makers. In Climate change 2007: Synthesis report. Contribution of Working Groups I, II and III to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Core Writing Team, Pachauri, R.K and Reisinger, A. (eds.)]. IPCC, Geneva, Switzerland, 104 pp. IPCC, 2007: Climate Change 2007: Synthesis Report. Contribution of Working Groups I, II and III to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Core Writing Team, Pachauri, R.K and Reisinger, A. (eds.)].                                

Government Reports

British Columbia (BC) Provincial Government. Climate Action Plan.

Environment Canada. (2012). National inventory report 1990–2010: Greenhouse gas sources and sinks in Canada (Executive Summary).                    

Environment Canada. (2012). A climate change plan for the purposes of the Kyoto protocol implementation act.                                                           —April-25-_E_02.pdf.

Environment Canada. (2012). Canada’s emissions trends 2012. ’s-Emissions-Trends-2012_e_01.pdf.

Health Canada. (2005). Your health and a changing environment (Volume 5). Ottawa: Health Canada.                                                                                        

Hengeveld, H., Whitewood, B., & Fergusson, A. Environment Canada, (2005). An introduction to climate change: A Canadian perspective.               

Hengeveld, H., & Whitewood, B. Environment Canada, (2005). Understanding climate change – 2005: A synthesis of climate change science.                

Hengeveld, H., Bush, E., Edwards, P., & Lacroix, J. Environment Canada, (2008). Frequently asked questions about the science of climate change – 2008 update.

Lemmen, D.S., Warren, F.J., Lacroix, J., Bush, E. (Eds.) (2008). From impacts to adaptation: Canada in a changing climate 2007.                       

Global Organization Publications
Canadian International Development Agency. Gender equality and climate change: Why consider gender equality when taking action on climate change?       $file/Gender-2.pdf.

Drexhage, J., Murphy, D., & Gleeson, J. (2008). A way forward: Canadian perspectives on post-2012 climate policy. International Institute for Sustainable Development.

GenderCC – Women for Climate. (2009). Gender into climate policy: Toolkit for climate experts and decision-makers.                                                 

Haq, G., Snell, C., Gutman, G & Brown, D. ( 2013, January). Global ageing and environmental change – attitudes, risks and opportunities. Stockholm, Sweden: Stockholm Environment Institute.

Isis International. (2012). Gender and climate change: Toolkit for women on climate change.

Sandberg, L. A., & Sandberg, T. (Eds.). (2010). Climate change — who’s carrying the burden? The chilly climates of the global environmental dilemma. Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.                                                        Change Who carries burden.pdf.

United Nations. (1992). United Nations Framework Convention of Climate Change (FCCC/INFORMAL/84 – GE.05-62220 – (E) 200705).                            

United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (RIO+20). (2012). The Future We Want (A/CONF.216/L.1).                                                            

United Nations Development Programme. (2009). Resource guide on gender and climate change.                                                                                               

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). (2012). Summary for policy makers. Global Environment Outlook (GEO-5).                                                      

UNEP. (2012). Measuring progress: Environmental goals and gaps.

UNEP. (2012). Environment for the future we want (GEO 5).        

United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction. (2005). Hyogo framework for action 2005 – 2025: Building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters. 

UNISDR. (2008). Climate change and disaster risk reduction (Briefing note no. 01). Geneva: UNISDR.

Word Health Organization. (2011). Gender, climate change and health.


Cohen, S. J. & Waddell, M. W. (2009) Climate change in the 21st century. Montréal: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Monbiot, G. (2006). Heat: How to stop the planet burning. Toronto: Anchor Canada.

Richardson, L. J. (Ed), & Ward, B. (2011). Reporting on climate change: understanding the science. (4th ed.). Washington, D.C.: Environmental Law Institute.

Schipper, L., & Burton, I. ((Eds.) 2009). The earthscan reader on adaptation to climate change. London, UK: Earthscan.

Simpson, J., Jaccard, J., & Rivers, N. (2007). Hot air: Fixing Canada’s climate change catastrophe. Toronto: M&S.

Weaver, A. (2008). Keeping our cool: Canada in a warming world. Toronto: Penguin.

White, R. (2010). Climate change in Canada. Toronto: Oxford University Press.