This backgrounder report examines climate change in Northeastern BC, with a focus on changes in temperature and precipitation. The report flags regional impacts of a changing climate and supports a discussion about different risks and opportunities associated with these changes. The report is part of a broader Northeastern BC Climate Risk Assessment. The assessment centres on three objectives: increasing awareness and understanding of potential impacts of climate change in Northeastern BC, identifying potential risks and opportunities for the oil and gas sector, and identifying gaps in information and resources available to support management and adaptation tools and techniques within the sector. The final assessment report will be available in late spring, 2015.