The adaptation strategies below offer possible ways to address anticipated climate risks with resilience planning.
Adaptation strategies with resilience planning
- Ensure onsite managers of critical facilities and emergency infrastructure employ best practices in the event of flooding, power outages, extreme heat, or other climate-related emergencies.
- Test and update procedures annually.
- Integrate funding for resilience strategies and actions into the local government’s financial planning.
- Integrate adaptation and resilience actions into long-term plans.
- Work with administrative offices in local government to ensure resilience metrics are captured across all departments using similar terminology.
- Implement adaptation and resilience actions and strategies from the resilience and sustainability plans.
- Using a previously completed vulnerability assessment, and including participation from residents, businesses, and community organizations, identify strategies and actions the local government and the community can complete to increase community resilience. Compile the goals into a planning document. This type of planning document often contains an acknowledgment by the local government of known climate risks and describes the impacts and adaptation actions relevant to protecting the community’s most vulnerable populations.
The adaptation strategies provided are intended to inform and assist communities in identifying potential alternatives. They are illustrative and are presented to help communities consider possible ways to address current and future climate threats. Read the full disclaimer.