Climate Impacts: Vulnerability and Adaptation Planning


Date and Time:

Sunday, January 6, 2019, 12:00am to Saturday, February 2, 2019, 12:00am

Registration Deadline:

Monday, January 1, 2018, 11:59pm

Summary: Local and regional governments are leaders in climate change due to their unique position to make a wide range of decisions that can mitigate and adapt to our changing climate. Because they are on the frontline, many communities have conducted vulnerability assessments and engaged in adaptation planning. This module will enable participant ability to assess impacts to a business, community, or sector based on specific climate projections for a specific locale. This focuses on identifying what and who are most vulnerable to such impacts, which requires the ability to facilitate a stakeholder process to prioritize these identified vulnerabilities, including with respect to supply chains, and actionable responses. This module will also provide you with the overview of planning for resiliency and adaptation at different scales. After this module, you should feel comfortable knowing what steps need to be taken to integrate resiliency recommendations and projects into community planning and policy processes.

Learning Outcomes The expected learning outcomes include:

  • Understand and know what is required to facilitate a vulnerability assessment in a specific business, community or sector.
  • Become familiar with the U.S. Climate Toolkit and how to use it for adaptation planning.
  • Understand the relationship between hazard mitigation plans & vulnerability
  • Be able to demonstrate the various venues for including climate resilience in the adaptation planning process.

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