reference : Numerous strategies but limited implementation guidance in US local adaptation plans

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Abstract Adaptation planning offers a promising approach for identifying and devising solutions to address local climate change impacts. Yet there is little empirical understanding of the content and quality of these plans. We use content analysis to evaluate 44 local adaptation plans in the United States and multivariate regression to examine how plan quality varies across communities. We find that plans draw on multiple data sources to analyse future climate impacts and include a breadth of strategies. Most plans, however, fail to prioritize impacts and strategies or provide detailed implementation processes, raising concerns about whether adaptation plans will translate into on-the-ground reductions in vulnerability. Our analysis also finds that plans authored by the planning department and those that engaged elected officials in the planning process were of higher quality. The results provide important insights for practitioners, policymakers and scientists wanting to improve local climate adaptation planning and action.
Author Woodruff, Sierra C.; Stults, Missy
DOI 10.1038/nclimate3012
Date 08//print
ISSN 1758-678X
Issue 8
Journal Nature Climate Change
Pages 796-802
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Title Numerous strategies but limited implementation guidance in US local adaptation plans
Type of Article Article
Volume 6
Year 2016
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