Changing Climate Changing Communities

With support from Natural Resources Canada, ICLEI developed this resource to provide guidance for municipal governments looking to create and integrate local climate change adaptation plans.

Although the effects of climate change are presenting local governments with unprecedented challenges, it also presents a variety of opportunities which can be capitalized on.  

This guide and workbook is a compendium of resources that provides a five-milestone framework to assist local governments with the creation of an adaptation plan to address the relevant climate change impacts in their community.  The guide is made up of three distinct elements: 

The main guide which includes the methodology and description of the planning process;
  • A collection of 17 worksheets for realizing the methodology; and
  • Information annexes, containing over 75 annotated resource checklists that offer a summary of the resource, who it is most applicable to, how it can be used, and access information.
The French version of the guide and workbook is currently in translation and will be released in the coming weeks.
Click here to access Changing Climate, Changing Communities.
Author: Ewa Jackson, ICLEI Canada, Leya Barry, ICLEI Canada, Nicole Marzok, ICLEI Canada
Publisher: ICLEI, Local Governments for Sustainability
Sep, 2011
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