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This resource is a guide for planners and practitioners to better understand climate change adaptation and how it can be addressed by local municipalities. This resource includes background information about climate change adaptation, global lessons on climate change adaptation including building adaptive capacity, provides guidance and methodology on risk assessment, outlines planning tactics for achieving risk reduction, and outlines several adaptation tactics. Adaptation tactics covered in this resource include:
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Chicago Climate Action Plan Quick Guide to Adaptat
By Brendon Haggerty
For jurisdictions looking to
emulate the Chicago model, this document is very helpful. This is very similar to the Chicago “Lessons
Learned” document, but provides more guidance on products rather than process. Between the two, I find this document more
helpful than the “Lessons Learned” companion document.