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Climate change impacts do not affect every region of British Columbia in the same way. The Plan2Adapt tool generates maps, plots, and data describing projected future climate conditions for regions throughout British Columbia. It is designed to help you assess climate change in your region based on a standard set of climate model projections. It is similar to the PCIC Climate Explorer (PCEX) and uses the same data to generate its output. With a simpler user interface and fewer configurable options, Plan2Adapt is designed to serve the needs of those involved in local and regional community planning.

After exploring the projected climate changes for your region, you may also want to visit Retooling for Climate Change, a website for examining climate change impacts in preparation for adaptation in BC.

Watch a webinar on how to use Plan2Adapt*.
Watch a webinar on why you might want to use Plan2Adapt or other PCIC tools*.
*Note: these webinars were created using a previous version of Plan2Adapt so some details of features, emissions scenarios, and variables available have been updated since the version shown in the webinars.

Plan2Adapt 2020 Updates:

Plan2Adapt uses the Representative Concentration Pathway 8.5 (RCP 8.5) future climate scenario from the fifth phase of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP5). The results shown are computed from daily statistically downscaled scenarios that have been developed using the Bias Correction with Constructed Analogues and Quantile mapping, Version 2 (BCCAQv2) method.


The data provided has been obtained from a variety of sources and is provided as a public service by the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium. It is provided by the Consortium on an “AS IS” basis without any warranty or representation, express or implied, as to its accuracy or completeness. Any reliance you place upon the information contained here is your sole responsibility and is strictly at your own risk. In no event will the Consortium be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever, including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, arising from reliance upon the data or derived information.