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Changing Climate, Changing Communites: Guide and Workbook for Municipal Climate Adaptation


With support from Natural Resources Canada, ICLEI developed this resource to provide guidance for municipal governments looking to create and integrate local climate change adaptation plans. Although the effects of climate change are presenting local governments with unprecedented challenges, it also presents a variety of opportunities which can be capitalized on. This guide and workbook is a compendium of resources that provides a five-milestone framework to assist local governments with the creation of an adaptation plan to address the relevant climate change impacts in their community. The guide is made up of three distinct elements: the main guide which includes the methodology and description of the planning process; a collection of 17 worksheets for realizing the methodology; and information annexes, containing over 75 annotated resource checklists that offer a summary of the resource, who it is most applicable to, how it can be used, and access information.

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urban adaptation

Climate impacts

Droughts, Extreme Temperatures, Flooding, Ice and Snow, Sea Level Rise, Storms, Water Scarcity



Agriculture, Biodiversity, Buildings, Coastal areas, Disaster Risk Reduction, Energy, Financial, Forestry, Health, Marine and Fisheries, Transport, Urban, Water management

Geographic characterisation


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