Planning Guides

The resources in this database provide legal mechanisms, innovative policies, and best practices that planners can use to help their communities adapt to climate change, protect green infrastructure, and carry out sustainable land and water use practices.

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Climate Change Adaptation for Local Government: A Resource Guide

Pacific Institute for Climate Change
Published: 2011
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The guide provides a list of documents and websites that can be used for climate change assessment and adaptation planning. It highlights resources specific to BC, as well as applicable national and international resources. The resources listed include:
  • Introductory information on climate change adaptation;
  • Conducting assessments on how climate change will likely affect the community and identify priorities for action;
  • Information on past climate to help frame current climate related vulnerabilities and future climate to help identify potential hazards and exposure;
  • Products that synthesize existing information about climate change and its ecological, social and economic impacts;
  • Adaptation best practices that assist in the identification of adaptation options;
  • How to evaluate the costs and benefits of adaptation options with tools designed to let users explore management options;
  • Implementing plans, monitoring results, and updating plans and decisions to reflect new information, priorities and resources;
  • Climate change communications and outreach;
  • Case studies on how local governments applied climate change adaptation options or planned for climate change adaptation; and
  • Organizations that support local government adaptation in British Columbia as well as training programs.

Subject Areas:
  • Climate Change
Applications:
  • Climate Change Adaptation Plan
Tools:
  • Case Studies
  • List of Resources
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