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Talking it Through: A Discussion Guide for Local Government and Staff on Climate Adaptation

Posting Date: January 1, 2020
Year Published: 2020
This resource was created to help municipal staff talk to decision-makers and elected officials about adapting to the local impacts of climate change. It can help you understand your community’s context,identify your most effective climate action allies, plan the content of your conversations, and navigate those discussions with knowledge and skill.The guide provides information on:
  • Climate change and the local, place-based impacts on built, natural and social systems
  • Why local planning and action is needed to adapt and ensure resiliency
  • Two key approaches to adaptation:planning-based and operations-based
  • Adaptation measures taken by local governments across Canada
  • Contextual differences between urban, rural and remote, and northern communitiesď‚·Indigenous perspectives on adaptation
Full Text Word Count: 10948
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