Prevent and Prepare. We must both reduce GHG emissions (mitigation) and plan for resilience to climate change impacts (adaptation).
ASK THE CLIMATE QUESTION. Are your policies and investments reducing greenhouse gas emissions and enhancing climate resilience?
A+M = Adaptation + Mitigation synergies. "Green Resilience" solutions that both cut GHGs and enhance climate resilience can accelerate climate action by attracting funding for both mitigation and adaptation. Integrated climate planning can reduce duplication of efforts, avoid missed efficiency opportunities and prevent building-in future vulnerability.
Low Carbon Resilience: Best Practices for Professionals (Simon Fraser University). We are pleased to have developed a conceptual model and diagram for integrating adaptation and mitigation planning and action.
Taking Action on Green Resilience: Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Synergies Findings from a workshop at the 2017 ICLEI Canada Livable Cities Forum in that brought together 40 public and private sector climate change practitioners from across Canada with expertise in urban planning, municipal policy, energy systems, buildings, engineering and communication. . (Click to download, scroll down to read online).
Ontario Community Emissions Reduction Planning: A Guide for Municipalities. In collaboration with the Sustainability Solutions Group, Green Resilience Strategies prepared this guide with funding from the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC).
Green Resilience: Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Synergies (CCAP 2014)
Lessons learned on integrated climate change planning based on a 2014 workshop at the 14th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment Conference. Co-hosted by CCAP and the National Climate Assessment’s network (NCAnet) Adaptation + Mitigation Nexus (AMNex) affinity group, and supported by the Surdna Foundation.
Climate Adaptation & Transportation: Identifying Information and Assistance Needs (CCAP and EESI 2012)
Findings from a workshop funded by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that brought together transportation and climate professionals to identify critical support needs for adapting their practices to climate change.
Expert testimony to US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works: “Transportation’s Role in Climate Change.” July 14, 2009.
US Congress, Staff briefing, “Domestic and International Adaptation Funding.” Co-hosts: Congressmen James McGovern and Donald Payne. May 1, 2009.
Expert testimony to US House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, “Planning Communities for a Changing Climate.” June 18, 2008 (video excerpt below)