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Evaluation of the Improved Climate Change Scenarios Program

Report Clearance Steps

Planning phase completed
July 2009
Report sent for management response
May 2010
Management response received
October 2010
Report completed
October 2010
Report approved by Departmental Evaluation Committee (DEC)
November 2010

Abbreviations Used in the Report

ADM
Assistant Deputy Minister
AEB
Audit and Evaluation Branch
AIRD
Adaptation and Impacts Research Division
AIRG
Adaptation and Impacts Research Group
AIRS
Adaptation and Impacts Research Section
ASTD
Atmospheric Science and Technology Directorate
CA
Conservation Authorities
CAA
Clean Air Agenda
CanESM1
Canadian Earth System Model
CanESM2
Canada's new Earth System Model
CCBFC
Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes
CCC
Canadian Climate Centre
CCCma
Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis
CCCSN
Canadian Climate Change Scenarios Network
CCIS
Climate Change Interim Strategy
CESD
Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development
CFCAS
Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences
CMOC
Canadian Model of Ocean Carbon
CRCMD
Canadian Network for Regional Climate Modelling and Diagnostics
CRD
Climate Research Division
C-SPARC
Canadian Stratospheric Processes and their Role in Climate
CSA
Canadian Standards Association
CSRIs
Codes, Standards and Risk Instruments
CTEM
Canadian Terrestrial Ecosystem Model
CWA
Canadian Wildlife Association
DEC
Departmental Evaluation Committee
DFAIT
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
DFO
Department of Fisheries and Oceans
DG
Director General
DGMC
Director General Management Committee
DGTLCC
Director General Theme Leads Coordinating Committee
DPR
Departmental Performance Report
EC
Environment Canada
FTE
Full Time Equivalent
GCM
global climate model
GHG
greenhouse gas
GOAPP
Global Ocean- Atmosphere Prediction and Predictability
HC
Health Canada
HMARF
Horizontal Management Accountability and Reporting Framework
INAC
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
IPCC
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
MOU
Memorandum of Understanding
MSC
Meteorological Service of Canada
NAQHI
National Air Quality and Health Index
NARCCAP
North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program
NBCC
National Building Code of Canada
NCR
National Capital Region
NRC
National Research Council
NRCan
Natural Resources Canada
NRTEE
National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy
NSERC
National Sciences and Engineering Research Council
OCCIAR
Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources
OPG
Outcome Project Group
OPP
Outcome Project Plan
PAA
Program Activity Architecture
PC
Parks Canada
PCIC
Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium
PHAC
Public Health Agency of Canada
PiP
Projections in Practice Program
RCMs
regional climate models
RPPs
Reports on Plans and Priorities
TAC
Transportation Association of Canada
TC
Transport Canada
TRCA
Toronto Region Conservation Authority
TUCCN
Toronto Urban Climate Change Network
UNESCO
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNFCCC
UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
WCRP
World Climate Research Program

Acknowledgments

The Evaluation Project Team would like to thank those individuals who contributed to this project, particularly members of the Evaluation Committee as well as all interviewees who provided insights and comments crucial to this evaluation.

The Evaluation Project Team was led by Linda Lee, under the direction of the Environment Canada Evaluation Director, Shelley Borys, and included Lindsay Fitzpatrick, Karine Kisilenko, Gavin Lemieux, Katheryne O'Connor, Valeria Pandelieva and Shelley Tice.

Prepared by the Evaluation Division, Audit and Evaluation Branch

 
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