Evaluating the Effectiveness of Community Climate Adaptation Workshops

Community climate change adaptation workshops are collaborative efforts designed to make climate adaptation locally relevant and to empower people to learn and take action. Many different formats, activities, and structures are currently used in these workshops, with little understanding of what methods work best for generating learning and collective action.

Bioinvasions in a Changing World: A Resource on Invasive Species-Climate Change Interactions for Conservation and Natural Resource Management

Independently, invasive species and climate change are two of the most significant issues voiced by natural resource managers concerned about the health of ecosystems. This report is targeted at a broad audience of people interested in invasive species, climate change and natural resource management. It is structured to first provide a brief overview of the connections between invasive species and climate change before looking specifically at how these communities approach conservation and natural resource management.

Tools for Evaluating Climate Change Adaptation Program Interventions

Tool Overview

This toolkit provides background and context for conducting a climate change adaptation (CCA) interventions assessment, and then provides step-by-step guidance and templates for developing an assessment framework and implementing four research tools. Examples are based on a hypothetical agriculture sector project, with illustrative material primarily featuring CCA interventions related to food security and livelihoods. 

Protecting What Is Left After Colonisation: Embedding Climate Adaptation Planning in Traditional Owner Narratives

Climate change is disproportionally affecting Indigenous peoples' livelihoods across the globe. Despite this fact, climate adaptation planning and responses are not immediate concerns for most Indigenous people, whose key challenges are deeply embedded in colonial history.

Implementing Pre-Emptive Managed Retreat: Constraints and Novel Insights

Purpose of Review

Managed retreat will be inevitable where other adaptation options, such as protective structures or building restrictions, provide only temporary respite or are otherwise uneconomic, technically impractical or both. Here, we focus on the implementation of pre-emptive managed retreat, providing examples of how it can be sequenced, socialized and given the governance enablers necessary for implementation.

Recent Findings

A Tool for Coastal and Small Island State Water Utilities to Assess and Manage Climate Change Risk

Tool Overview

Climate change is big news all over the world. Coastal water utilities and those of small island states, especially in the developing world, already bear the brunt of climate change, often to much higher degrees than their inland counterparts. This guidebook is designed to help utilities identify and assess climate change manifestations that impact adversely on their operations and formulate a credible response.

4 Steps to a Climate Savvy Community: Rapid Vulnerability Assessment Tool for Climate-informed Equitable Community Development

Rapid Climate Vulnerability Assessments (RCVAs) enable people to see where community vulnerabilities intersect with climate stressors. Vulnerability assessments aren’t new. Natural resource managers have been using them to document and adapt to climate change events for over a decade. But use of an RCVA by communities for local planning (development, services, resources) is just beginning.

Nature-based tourism and climate change risk: Visitors’ perceptions in mount desert island, Maine

Climate change poses many risks for nature-based recreation and tourism, especially in protected areas and parks. This paper discusses visitor risk perceptions of climate change and its impacts, and their potential consequences for nature-based tourism destinations such as national parks.