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ISC Adaptation Resource Guide

ISC Adaptation Resource Guide

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The Resource Guide is intended to help practitioners in cities and metropolitan regions resolve local issues, by showcasing promising practices in climate adaptation and resilience, and by providing efficient access to some of the very best information and resources that are available.
The Resource Guide is intended to help practitioners in cities and metropolitan regions resolve local issues, by showcasing promising practices in climate adaptation and resilience, and by providing efficient access to some of the very best information and resources that are available.

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CLIMATE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
 
Promising Practices inAdaptation & Resilience
A Resource Guide for Local LeadersVersion 1.0
Produced in partnership withProduced in partnership withProduced in partnership withProduced in partnership with
 
 
 
Table of Contents
Introduction & Overview ..................................................................................................................... 1
 
Case Studies .......................................................................................................................................7
 
Themes...................................................................................................................................................................... 7
 
MODELS FOR ADAPTATION PLANNING
Chicago Climate Action Plan .............................................................................................................................. 8
 
The Science/Policy Connection in the Chicago’s Climate Adaptation Planning ................................ 16
 
Miami-Dade County’s Adaptation Planning Process ................................................................................ 21
 
New York City: Assessing Climate Risks ....................................................................................................... 27
 
Toronto Climate Adaptation Planning ........................................................................................................... 30
 
Overview of “Preparing for Climate Change: A Guidebook for Local, Regional, and StateGovernments”....................................................................................................................................................... 40
 
GETTING COMMITMENT ON CLIMATE ADAPTATION
Boulder Residents get help from Artist Mary Miss to “Connect the Dots” .......................................... 42
 
London’s Climate Change Adaptation Strategy .......................................................................................... 45
 
BOLSTERING RESILIENCE BY INTEGRATING ADAPTATION INTO LOCAL PLANNING AND OPERATIONS
Seattle and Tucson Manage Risks to their Water Supplies....................................................................... 50
 
Seattle Public Utilities’ Flood Risk Management Strategies ..................................................................... 56
 
New Orleans Community-Driven Adaptation and Planning .................................................................. 61
 
Dutch Dialogues Inform New Orleans’ Approach to Life on the Delta ................................................ 68
 
Insurance Industry Takes Steps to Address Future Climate Impacts ..................................................... 70
 
CROSS-JURISDICTIONAL COLLABORATION
Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Initiative .............................................................................. 73
 
Resource Lists .................................................................................................................................. 77
 
General Resources ............................................................................................................................................... 77
 
Scientific Assessments of Risks & Impacts............................................................................................ 77
 
Online Portals and Peer Exchanges ........................................................................................................ 78
 
Other Useful Background Information................................................................................................... 79
 
 Adaptation Planning ........................................................................................................................................... 80
 
Examples and Case studies........................................................................................................................ 80
 
 Adaptation Planning Guidelines.............................................................................................................. 80
 
 Adaptation Planning Tools ........................................................................................................................ 82
 
Risk Assessments ................................................................................................................................................. 83
 
Examples......................................................................................................................................................... 83
 
 
 
Risk Assessment Guidelines ..................................................................................................................... 84
 
 Assessment Tools ......................................................................................................................................... 86
 
Climate Risks and Adaptation Strategies....................................................................................................... 88
 
Strategies for Various Climate Impacts .................................................................................................. 88
 
Development and Infrastructure .............................................................................................................. 88
 
Heat ................................................................................................................................................................. 89
 
Public Health ................................................................................................................................................. 90
 
Sea Level Rise................................................................................................................................................ 91
 
Storms/Flooding ........................................................................................................................................... 91
 
 Water Supply ................................................................................................................................................. 92
 
Getting a Commitment to Adaptation ........................................................................................................... 94
 
Examples of Effective Comunication....................................................................................................... 94
 
Making the Case........................................................................................................................................... 95
 
Community Engagement ........................................................................................................................... 96
 
Acknowledgements.......................................................................................................................... 98
 

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