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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ReTooling for Climate Change

Fraser Basin Council
Published: 2014
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This web resource is a portal to link local governments, First Nations, and natural resource stakeholders to climate change adaptation tools and resources, to help them adapt to the changing conditions ahead. An introductory section provides an introduction to climate change and its impacts, and a brief overview of the difference between adaptation and mitigation. 
 
An extensive searchable “Adaptation Resources” is included. The section includes case studies, projects, toolkits and guides, tools like calculators, and project and research reports, arranged by the following topics:
  • Water management
  • Coastal management
  • Hazard management
  • Infrastructure
  • Agriculture
  • Environmentally Sensitive Areas
  • Forests and Forestry
  • Mining
 
A “Community Adaptation” section outlines adaptation planning, provides BC case studies, and for communities seeking funding support for adaptation projects, an “Adaptation Support” section summarizes supporting organizations and funding sources.
 
A “ReTooling Essentials” section provides a curated list of resources for those with little time. A “News and Events” section provides info on recent adaptation-related events, and a series of archived adaptation webinars are also available to view.  Site visitors can also sign-up for a quarterly adaptation newsletter or suggest new tools to the project team.
Subject Areas:
  • Agriculture
  • Climate Change
  • Drought
  • Environment
  • Erosion
  • Flood
  • Green Infrastructure
  • Groundwater
  • Habitat
  • Land Use
  • Natural Resources
  • Shorelines
  • Stormwater/Rainwater
  • Sustainability
  • Urban Forests
  • Water Management
  • Watersheds
  • Wetlands
  • Wildfire
Applications:
  • Agriculture Plan
  • Climate Change Adaptation Plan
  • Drought Management Plan
  • Flood Management Plan
  • Groundwater Management Plan
  • Infrastructutre Plan
  • Regional Growth Strategy
  • Sensitive Ecosystems Protection Plan
  • Source Water Protection Plan
  • Stormwater/Rainwater Management Plan/Program
  • Sustainability Plan
  • Urban Forest Management Plan
  • Water Conservation Plan/Program
  • Wildfire Protection Plan
Tools:
  • Background Information
  • Best Practices
  • Case Studies
  • Definitions
  • List of Resources
  • Mapping
  • Online Collaboration
  • Sample Goals/Objectives/Actions
  • Sample Plans/Policies/Strategies
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