Develop Climate Adaptation Strategy
Adaptation to climate change can be planned or reactive. Planned adaptation will ultimately be more effective and can often lead to win-win solutions benefiting the wider community and future generations.
Adaptation strategies can be developed to provide a framework for planned adaptation. Implementation of strategies should then be better coordinated with other activities.
Strategy development needs to have wide stakeholder participation. Decision making for climate adaptation needs to be evidence based. This evidence can be derived from local and regional vulnerability scenarios that consider a combination of possible impacts and changes in society.
Adaptation strategies may be independent of others but adaptation is often best integrated into other existing strategies.
Adaptation strategies - Cairngorms National Park
Led by the Cairngorms National Park Authority and Aviemore Destination Management Group the tourism sector in Cairngorms National Park participated in a number of workshops to to identify climate change impacts and adaptation opportunities that would feed into the new park tourism strategy.
Adaptation strategies - City of Rovaniemi
Within Rovaniemi researchers from the University of Lapland have been leading the adaptation strategy process for the municipality by setting up a series of expert panels made up of local politicians and civil servants.
Adaptation strategies - Destination Are
This environmental strategy has been produced as part of the ÅRE vision 2020 development package. Stakeholders in the both the business sector and Åre local authority have contributed to this ‘living’ document with the overall aim to make Åre “The most attractive European alpine all year destination”.
Adaptation strategies - Floro
As one of the first municipalities in Norway to put climate change adaptation on their agenda, Florø municipality has been assessing it’s climate vulnerability and exploring it’s adaptation options, particularly in connection to expected rises in sea level and sea temperature.
Adaptation strategies - Glen Urquhart
Workshops took place with communities and partner organisations in Highland to help The Highland Council developed an Adaptation Strategy for the region with actions to be taken at a regional level to prepare for, and adapt to, the anticipated effects of climate change.
Adaptation strategies - Ilussiat Icefjord
The consequences of climate change are more serious, more visual and more indisputable in Northern Greenland than almost anywhere else in the world. This adaptation strategy for Qaasuitsup municipality focuses on adaptation measures to maintain routes to the Icefjord fishing ground and preservation of the traditional dog-sledge culture in Ilulissat.
Adaptation strategies - Lycksele
In Lycksele municipality, situated in the region of Västerbotten in the southern part of Swedish Lapland, climate change adaptation and mitigation have been combined into one climate strategy. The strategy is intended for Lycksele municipality and its citizens as a whole and will be a part of the Lycksele Municipality Energy and Climate Strategy.
Adaptation strategies - Sogn og Fjordane
In June 2007 the County approved proposals to generate a climate plan that would widen the perspective of its existing climate/energy strategy and include the Clim-ATIC generated outputs from the Western Norway Research Institute (Vestlandsforsking) as well as the latest IPCC reports.
Adaptation strategies - Upper Spey catchment
A research report was commissioned as a forerunner to a catchment-based strategy for the Upper Spey. This involved engaging stakeholders in a capacity building exercise to raise awareness of the new Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009 and establish potential benefits and barriers to stakeholder implementation
of this legislation.