This section provides information on tools that can be applied in the climate change adaptation process.
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Documents related to the role and implementation of "design charrettes" - structured workshops designed to incorporate a wide range of stakeholders and solve specific identified problems:
- American Planning Association
- McCarron, J. (2004). The Power of Sticky Dots. Planning, July, 2004 (not available on web).
Documents designed to assist in the incorporation of climate change adaptation into planning and development:
- UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP)
- London Climate Change Partnership. (2005). Adapting to Climate Change: A Checklist for Development – Guidance on Designing Developments in a Changing Climate. London: Greater London Authority, South East Climate Change Partnership, Sustainable Development Round Table.
Documents designed to assist in recovery from disaster events:
Documents designed to assist decision makers in analysis of various options/methods for adapting to climate change:
- UK Climate Impacts Programme UKCIP
- UKCIP. (--). Identifying Adaptation Options. Oxford: UKCIP.
Public awareness and preparedness
Documents that provide methods for increasing public awareness of environmental risk, and provide information on disaster mitigation options for individuals:
- Climate Change Action Fund – Government of Canada
- Scott, D., Jones, B., Andrey, J., Gibson, R., Kay, P., Mortsch, L., & Warriner, K. (2000). Climate Change Communication. Proceedings of an International Conference, June 22-24, 2000, Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada. Government of Canada Climate Change Action Fund.
- Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP)
- EMAP. (2006). Assessing Your Disaster Public Awareness Program: A Guide to Strengthening Public Education. Emergency Management Accreditation Program, The Council of State Governments, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
- EMAP. (2006). A Legislator’s Checklist to Emergency Preparedness & Public Communication. Emergency Management Accreditation Program, The Council of State Governments, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
- Partners in Protection
- Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)
- Just in Case (Arizona)
- International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR)
- US Department of Agriculture Forest Service
- Monroel, M., Pennisi, L., McCaffrey, S., & Mileti, D. (2006). Social Science to Improve Fuels Management: A Synthesis of Research Relevant to Communicating with Homeowners about Fuels Management. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-267. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station. 42 p.
Documents designed to assist in incorporation of public input into decision making:
- City of Ottawa
- Kirkpatrick, K. (2003). Encouraging and Advancing Public Participation in Ottawa. Report to Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee and Council, Ottawa (not available on web).
- Public Agenda
- Farkas, S., Foley, P., & Duffett, A. (2001). Just Waiting to be Asked? A Fresh Look at Attitudes on Public Engagement. New York: Public Agenda.
- Friedman, W., & Gutnick, A.. (1999). Public Engagement in Education. A White Paper Prepared for the Ford Foundation by Public Agenda. New York: Public Agenda.
- Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
- Few, R., Brown, K., Tompkins, E. (2006). Public Participation and Climate Change Adaptation. Norwich: Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research.
Documents related to public-private partnerships:
- Province British Columbia
- Ministry of Municipal Affairs. (1999). Public Private Partnership: A Guide for Local Government. British Columbia: Ministry of Municipal Affairs.
Documents related to Standards and climate change adaptation:
- Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
- Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Program
- Lantz, V., Trenholm, R., Wilson, J., Dalton, S., Richards, W., Clark, C., Prentice, J., & Riley, M. (2006). Valuing Climate Change Impacts on Extreme Weather Events in Canadian Communities: A Toolkit. Prepared for the Government of Canada's Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Program, Project #A1189.