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Local Government Climate Change Adaptation Toolkit


ICLEI Oceania, in delivering the Cities for Climate Protection Program (CCP) Adaptation Initiative, has focused on developing councils’ capacity to apply a risk management process in order to plan for the impacts of climate change. The focus of the initiative in its first year was to examine internal processes that councils rely upon to make decisions to ensure they are well suited to process and act upon the complex, changing and uncertain data involved with climate change projections and scenarios. This toolkit includes tools and exercises tested by five pilot councils and reviewed by several observer councils. The tools and exercises are designed to help councils navigate through an enhanced risk management process or adaptive management process, in a way that helps them identify aspects of their internal decision-making processes that need to be enhanced to appropriately and routinely plan for the impacts of climate change, as well as to generate and implement a plan to manage the risks and harness the opportunities identified as priorities for their municipalities.  This toolkit is intended to build councils’ capacity to make decisions using, rather than to generate, scientific data/projections or climate change impact models. Councils using the Toolkit are advised to access scientific data/projections and climate change impact models that are relevant to their municipality through other initiatives

Primary Toolkit:

Climate Change Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Adaptation, All-Hazards, Assessment, Climate, Community Design, Environmental Health, Evaluation, Health Policy, Natural Disaster, Risk Communication, Vulnerable Populations, Water Quality


Institutional Author:

ICLEI Oceania





Five most recent user comments

4 Stars of 5 - Very Useful
Tool Review
By Raymond Roe
Tool is highly appropriate for use to determine the climate change needs of a government entity.

4 Stars of 5 - Very Useful
By Mona Mena
This tool from Australia fis a risk mamagement tool for communities to plan for cliamte change adaptation. It provides a good framework to structure a planning process. although it is not specifically desinged for public health, it provides key steps in an adaptive management process.

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