10-steps guidelines to prepare the climate adaptation plan

10-steps guidelines to prepare the climate adaptation plan

13 October 2022
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18 October 2022

The guidelines for preparing and drafting the climate change adaptation plan for local governments in the Baltic Sea Region are published. Simple and straightforward, the 10 steps give municipalities a robust yet tangible framework to assess local climate risks and prepare adaptation actions suited to specific local conditions.

There is no ‘one-size fits all’ approach for communities to anticipate, plan, and adapt to the changing climate. Projected climate impacts are not expected to be the same in every region of the county. Local awareness of climate change vulnerabilities differs even in one country. Available resources to assess and adapt, financial and technical, vary. Still, the guidelines for preparing and drafting the climate change adaptation plan for local governments in the Baltic Sea Region provide a flexible framework to assess local climate risks and prepare adaptation actions. The examples of the selected cities Climate Change Adaptation plans, described in or attached to current guidelines, should also provide support for those who prepare their first action plan.

These guidelines are an output of the project CliMaLoc “Climate Mainstreaming Locally in the Baltic Sea Region”.