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This publication captures and shares the process, tools, and lessons from a pilot adaptation project in the Cook Islands. The basic idea was to field-test a participatory approach that incorporates local knowledge and engages vulnerable communities in the formulation of adaptation plans that will be operable and most relevant to their circumstances. This document hopes to provide insights into how climate change adaptation may be strengthened and accelerated through community-based risk assessment and participatory planning.

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Changing Climate, Changing Communities: Guide and Workbook for Municipal Climate Adaptation is a collection of resources that provide a milestone based framework to assist local governments in the creation of adaptation plans to address the relevant climate change impacts associated with their communities. Although climate change adaptation is a complex process, this guide aims to provide a straightforward methodology to adaptation planning using a five-milestone approach.

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Queensland is no stranger to harsh weather and its damaging effects. We have seen first hand the devastation that extreme weather can cause to our landscape, communities and economy. Scientists warn that Queensland is likely to be severely impacted by changes in temperature, rainfall, sea level and extreme weather events. As our knowledge of climate science, climate change impacts and potential risks evolves, our policy responses need to be reassessed. This is the Queensland Government's climate change adaptation issues paper, which explores projected risks and adaptation actions.

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This report presents the findings of a pilot project initiated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to work with stakeholders and governments in Iowa to identify barriers to and incentives for considering regional effects of climate change in hazard mitigation planning and other community planning processes. Communities in Iowa engage in multiple planning activities, including hazard mitigation planning and comprehensive or community planning, that can help guide them as they try to become more resilient to the effects of climate change.

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When disasters happen, the speed and effectiveness of response depends very heavily on local organizations that represent the needs of those most impacted and most vulnerable. As the paper by Jorgelina Hardoy, Gustavo Pandiella and Luz Stella Velásquez Barrero notes, it is at the local or neighbourhood level that disasters happen, lives and livelihoods are lost, houses and infrastructure damaged or destroyed, and health and education compromised. It is also at the local level that many of the disaster risks can be addressed before disasters occur.

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One of the most publicized impacts of global warming is a predicted acceleration of sea level rise. Water levels in San Francisco Bay could rise by 1.4 meters by the end of this century and flood over 330 square miles of low-lying shoreline property and $60 billion of property. The San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission has formulated a broad outline of a comprehensive strategy for addressing climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to sea level rise in the Bay Area region.

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From the Executive Summary:Lewes, Delaware, with its strong history of hazard mitigation planning and preparedness is perfectly poised to take advantage of an increasing understanding of climate change impacts. It is already known that temperatures are rising, glaciers are retreating, snowpack is disappearing, spring is arriving earlier, and seas are rising. These changes will exacerbate hazards that are known to threaten Lewes today.

Adaptation Database and Planning Tool (ADAPT)

Tool Overview: 

ICLEI's advanced Adaptation Database and Planning Tool (ADAPT) walks users through the process of assessing vulnerabilities, setting resiliency goals, and developing plans that integrate into existing hazard and comprehensive planning efforts.

ADAPT consists of six modules:

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