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2011 - E. Pond et al., UBC - Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning
This Guidance Manual describes how climate change visioning approaches can be applied by municipalities, consultants and community groups to support adaptation and mitigation in BC communities. The Manual includes local case studies, visual examples and validation research.
“Adapting to climate change is the new reality…Many local governments are already at the centre of this reality; dealing with the effects of thawing permafrost, damaged infrastructure and heat waves. As practitioners of good governance, local governments must develop responses that protect their local citizens, environment and economy.” – Megan Meaney, Director, ICLEI-Canada
Whether you are just starting to engage in a conversation about climate change adaptation in your community, are beginning to integrate adaptation into your planning and decision-making, or are looking to implement a detailed adaptation plan, the resources highlighted in this section can help.
Planning, decision-making and adaptation responses to climate change impacts will vary by municipality. Much depends on local environmental, economic, social and political circumstances. For that reason, you’ll find resources helpful as a reference and will want to tailor them to the needs of your community. As you begin your research, you will find the following four steps are commonly recommended:
To further refine your research, we’ve listed resources by adaptation focus area: