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Talking it through

a discussion guide for local government staff on climate adaptation

Talking It Through: A Discussion Guide for Local Government Staff on Climate Adaptation

ICLEI Canada worked on a project for the Municipal Climate Services Collaborative (MCSC), a joint initiative of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and the Canadian Centre for Climate Services (CCCS), to author Talking It Through: A Discussion Guide for Local Government Staff on Climate Adaptation on behalf of the MCSC.

This Discussion Guide assists local government staff in facilitating conversations with senior decision makers and elected officials  about the implications of climate change in their local contexts; their current level of preparedness; the measures and solutions needed to adapt and increased resiliency; and the necessity to put plans into action. Further, it provides four key tools to facilitate conversations with senior decision makers and elected officials: a typology of climate conversations, five guiding principles for effective adaptation, a self-assessment to establish your adaptation context, and five case studies which demonstrate various approaches to climate adaptation.

The Discussion Guide also includes a customizable PowerPoint template; a tool to help users create a presentation that addresses their community’s unique context. Detailed instructions and prompts are included within the template to help with its use. 

Click here to explore the Discussion Guide, Talking It Through.

Contact hiba.kariem@iclei.org to learn more about this project. 

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Also available in: Français (French)