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Adaptation Planning Guides

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    Land use planning tools for local adaptation to climate change

    This guide, produced by Natural Resources Canada, presents a series of land use planning tools that Canadian municipalities are using to help decision-makers take effective local  action on climate change. It features examples from communities of various sizes, located across the country.
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    Municipal Climate Change Action Plan Guidebook

    The purpose of this guide, prepared by the Government of Nova Scotia is to help municipalities prepare Municipal Climate Change Action Plans . The guide aims to help municipalities reduce greenhouse gas emissions and identify priorities for climate change adaptation.
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    Guide to Writing Community Climate Change Adaptation Case Studies

    The publication, written by the Clean Air Partnership, outlines the research and writing steps as well as the challenges and benefits associated with case study writing.
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    Climate Change Adaptation Planning: Handbook for Small Canadian Communities

    The purpose of the handbook, prepared by the Canadian Institute of Planners is to help small Canadian communities to prepare and implement a climate change adaptation plan. It can help community planners take the key steps required to plan for climate change adaptation and decision makers determine what strategic actions need to be taken. It is especially useful for small communities without "in house" planning resources.
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    Changing Climate, Changing Communities: Guide for Municipal Climate Adaptation

    This guide from ICLEI-Canada provides a milestone framework that leads local government practitioners through a process of initiation, research, planning, implementation and monitoring for climate adaptation planning. The workbook is filled with practical tools and exercises to support the milestone process, and the information annexes summarize a variety of policy and scientific resources that can be used to compliment your activities.
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    Élaborer un plan d’adaptation aux changement climatiques

    (Available in French only) This tool, produced by Ouranos for Quebec communities, discusses the need for adaptation and provides an overview of the expected climatic changes and impacts for Quebec as they relate to municipalities.  The tool takes users through a process that results in the development of an adaptation plan.
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    Canadian Communities’ Guidebook for Adaptation to Climate Change

    This Guidebook is designed to assist local governments in incorporating climate change adaptation and mitigation into planning and operations. The users include local governments, planners, policy-makers and community leaders who aim to address local development issues in a sustainable way and are concerned about climate change. The approach outlined in this Guidebook advocates for creating partnerships with civil society members, researchers and other experts in the climate change impacts and responses field.
Page Updated: 16/10/2013