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ReTooling Essentials

ReTooling Essentials

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so little time?

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Is your community seeking financial or other support for adaptation?

Start here.

Community Adaptation

Communities benefit greatly from climate change adaptation planning processes that are tailored to their needs. Take a look at these basic steps, which are reflected in most adaptation planning frameworks:

  • Create a climate adaptation planning team, internal support and partnerships
  • Learn about climate change, including regional climate change scenarios
  • Identify the climate change impacts relevant to your region
  • Assess the vulnerability of your region or community to these impacts and the level of risk each presents
  • Identify, evaluate and prioritize actions to address the risks
  • Integrate these actions into regional or local strategies, plans and processes
  • Adopt and implement the plans
  • Monitor progress and adapt plans as needed.

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Adaptation Planning: the local government experience in BC shows how BC communities are integrating adaptation into their current planning processes, what frameworks and decision-support tools they are using, and what’s pivotal to progress. See details.



About ReTooling for Climate Change

The ReTooling for Climate Change website is a project of the Fraser Basin Council to support local governments and First Nations in BC in preparing for climate change adaptation. The site is funded through the BC Regional Adaptation Collaborative (BC RAC), a partnership program of the Fraser Basin Council and the BC Ministry of Environment – Climate Action Secretariat, with funding from Natural Resources Canada and other in-kind contributions.

Find out more about the Fraser Basin Council and the BC RAC at

We want to hear from you

Share your ideas and suggestions for new resource links to , Senior Program Manager, at the Fraser Basin Council.

Also worth a visit

On this site, you’ll find links to many helpful websites on climate change adaptation.

For steps communities can take to mitigate climate change, check out the Climate Action Toolkit website.