ICLEI continues to develop resources to help communities respond to and prepare for the impacts of climate change. These resources range from presentations, to case studies, to online publications, to hardcopy manuals and handbooks.
ICLEI's Adaptation Methodology
Although climate change adaptation is a complex process, ICLEI’s methodology provides a straightforward approach to adaptation planning using a five-milestone framework. Each milestone represents a fundamental step in the adaptation planning process, starting with the initiation of adaptation efforts (by building an adaptation team and identifying local stakeholders) and culminating with a monitoring and review process that analyzes the successes and reviews the challenges of the adaptation plan and its implementation..
Having the Climate Conversation: Strategies for Local Governments
Having the Climate Conversation: Strategies for Local Governments will assist municipal staff with the imperative task of communicating an understanding of climate change and what can be done to protect communities from the impacts of a changing climate. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to climate communication. Communicators need to identify their audiences, carefully develop their message, and deliver it using appropriate and effective communication tools and methods. This resource is meant to help local governments with the various aspects of communicating climate change, focusing on the WHY, WHO, WHAT, WHEN, and HOW municipal practitioners can best inform and educate stakeholders within the community.
In Session Webinar Series
The In Session series offers expert-led presentations on many subject areas as they relate to sustainability planning, biodiversity management, communicating climate change, municipal best practices, capacity building, and research.
Finding the Nexus Series
The Nexus series is an ICLEI Canada publication that provides guidance and key information on how climate change adaptation can be linked to important municipal issues such as climate change mitigation, biodiversity, public health, water, planning and economic development. The series provides examples of actions that have been taken at the local level to address the multiple challenges facing local governments.
The focus of these publications is to showcase the importance of integrated action on climate change, and will help municipal staff understand how climate change adaptation is not exclusive from other key municipal is-sues. The series will highlight win-win scenarios by providing detailed examples of various local initiatives from within Canada and around the world.
Leadership and Legacy: Handbook for Local Elected Officials
A handbook to help local elected officials rise to the unique challenge that climate change will bring to their community.