The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Adapting to a Changing Climate:
Strategies for Community PlanningBelow are links to slides and a recording of a Climate Smart Communities webinar that provide an introduction to the state of local climate adaptation planning in the United States and ideas for the types of adaptation strategies you can pursue as you work to create a more resilient community.
The information provided comes from research conducted by Dr. Missy Stults looking at how local governments are planning for climate change and what opportunities exist for improving the next generation of climate adaptation plans. A portion of the presentation draws upon a recently released paper that assesses the quality of local climate adaptation planning and one, soon to be released, that looks at the types of strategies included in local adaptation plans.
In addition, real-world examples of adaptation in practice are provided to help understand the array of activities available to help build local resilience to climate change.
Adapting to a Changing Climate: Strategies for Community Planning
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