NS Environment is now calling for proposals for the 2013-2014 Climate Change Adaptation Fund. Click here for the fund description and application form.
Results of the Atlantic Climate Adaptation Solutions (ACAS) program in Nova Scotia will be presented and discussed in Halifax, March 5-6, 2012.
Adaptation Custom Guides
Below is a list of the many different published guides intended to help users through the process of conducting an impact assessment, an adaptation assessment or both. The guides are organized according to their target audience, subject matter and/or their adaptation approach. This is by no means a complete list of all guidebooks on climate adaptation. We encourage you, the user, to contact us about other guides that you find useful and would like profiled.
United Nations Development Programme Adaptation Policy Frameworks (APF) for Climate Change APF is a comprehensive, structured approach to adaptation planning and actions for projects of any population scale, from a village to the national level (United Nations Development Programme).
BACLIAT (Business Areas Climate Impacts Assessment Tool). Helps users explore the implications of climate change for their business or sector (UK Climate Impacts Programme).
- StormSmart Coasts A program from Massachusetts designed to help coastal communities address the challenges arising from storms, floods, sea level rise, and climate change, and provides a menu of tools for successful coastal floodplain management.
- Roadmap for Adapting to Coastal Risk Looks at issues like water availability, storm water management and runoff, and infrastructure maintenance and placement. Designed to engage key staff members and stakeholders in a fast but comprehensive assessment of local vulnerabilities. (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Service Centre).
Adapting to Climate Change: A Risk Based Guide for Local Governments Helps identify and analyze climate change risks and communicate them to the public Enterprises International)
Changing Climate, Changing Communities: Guide for Municipal Climate Adaptation Assists local governments in creating an adaptation plan to address climate change impacts on their communities (ICLEI-Canada).
Canadian Communities’ Guidebook for Adaptation to Climate Change Guides you through a decision-process that combines sustainable development, adaptation and mitigation (Environment Canada).
Guide to Considering Climate Change in Environmental Assessment in Nova Scotia This guide offers step-by-step advice on how to incorporate climate change into your project EA (Nova Scotia Environment).
Incorporating Climate Change Considerations in Environmental Assessment: General Guidance for Practitioners This document provides general guidance on how to incorporate climate change into project EAs (Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency).
Addressing Climate Change Uncertainties in Project Environmental Assessments Provides guidance on how to manage uncertainties in project assessments (Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency).
Guide to Considering Climate Change in Project Development in Nova Scotia Provides step-by-step technical advice on how to incorporate climate change into your project design and operations plan (Nova Scotia Environment).
Adapting Your Infrastructure To Climate Change. This course offers a roadmap of available tools and techniques that support vulnerability assessment, risk evaluation and response planning. (Canadian Standards Association).
Infrastructure Climate Risk Protocol. Guides designers, owners and operators through an assessment of the impact of climate change on infrastructure to help include adaptation in its design, management, and decommissioning (PIEVC).
Assessing Resilience in Socio-Ecological Systems: Workbook for Practioners. A workbook using strategic questions and activities to help you construct a model of a social-ecological system (Resilience Alliance).