Tools and Resources

Browse our comprehensive data tools, information repositories and training materials on a wide array of environmental topics

Data Tools

Access North American environmental datasets and maps

North American Environmental Atlas

The North American Environmental Atlas seamlessly assembles accurate cartographic data including maps, documentation, and interactive map layers at a scale of 1:10,000,000.

Climate Change, Ecosystems

North American Land Change Monitoring System

A collaborative initiative between Canada, Mexico, and the United States to monitor land cover - the observed physical cover on the surface of the Earth - and its change over time.

Climate Change, Ecosystems

North American Portal on Climate Pollutants

Inventory data for emissions of greenhouse gases, black carbon and other short-lived climate pollutants.

Climate Change, Pollutants

Taking Stock Online

Taking Stock Online allows users to explore North American Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) data through interactive tools and comprehensive reports.

Pollutants

Information Repositories

Browse platforms that host an array of information, tools and resources on specific environmental topics

EcoInnovation Network Website

This network of innovation centers within academic institutions across North America will cultivate youth and community leadership in innovation, entrepreneurship, and sustainable growth.

Green Economy

Food Loss and Waste: Infographic

What is the estimated impact of food loss and waste on our lives and on our surrounding environment?

Green Economy

Food Matters Action Kit

The Food Matters Action Kit provides North American youth with dozens of easy and fun activities that have a positive impact on our environment.

Climate Change, Green Economy

Grasslands Beneficial Management Practices Tool

Nearly 100 beneficial management practices aimed at ranchers, conservation organizations, government and academic institutions in North America.

Climate Change, Ecosystems, Green Economy

Greening the Economy in North America

Green Building Library

Quick and convenient access to a wealth of information that can support the development of green building policies, financing mechanisms, and educational programs.

Climate Change, Green Economy

IDD Cover

Guide to Integrated Design and Delivery

The guide highlights best practices and specific tools for ten workforce sectors, supported by seven case studies and over fifty reference documents.

Green Economy

Key North American Migration Sites for Red Knots and Semipalmated Sandpipers

Learn about the sites most used by Semipalmated Sandpipers and Red Knots during their migration across North America.

Ecosystems

Monarch Conservation Toolbox

Engaging landowners across North America to provide monarch butterfly habitat.

Ecosystems

North American Initiatives on Food and Organic Waste

Peeling back the layers on the issue of food loss and waste in North America.

Climate Change, Green Economy

CITES

Sustainable Trade of Priority Species in North America

We contribute to the to the legal, sustainable and traceable production and trade in these selected species.

Ecosystems, Green Economy

Why and How to Measure Food Loss and Waste

This practical guide provides a step-by-step plan for organizations all along the food supply chain to measure food loss and waste.

Climate Change, Green Economy

Training Materials

Discover training materials geared towards environmental enforcement professionals

CEC Training Materials on Environmentally Sound Management

ESM can be defined as taking all practicable steps to ensure that used and/or end-of-life products and wastes are managed in a manner that will protect human health and the environment.

Enforcement, Green Economy, Pollutants

Online Trainer on Hazardous Waste Management

This easy-to-use trainer explains what can be considered hazardous waste (battery waste, spent solvents, etc.), to which international agreements apply in North America.

Enforcement

Online Trainer on Ozone-Depleting Substances

In 2015, we updated the online ODS training course directed at customs and border inspectors and government personnel in Canada, Mexico and the United States.

Enforcement, Pollutants

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