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New Climate Change Adaptation resources from the CCACoP library

The Climate Change Adaptation Community of Practice (CoP) is facilitated and maintained by the the Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources (OCCIAR). New resources have been added to their rich library recently, please check them out -

Coastal Climate Change Risk – Legal and Policy Responses in Australia (2011) PDF – This report is focused on the current status of Australian state and territory laws and policies addressing coastal climate change risks, particularly as they relate to settlements. This report highlights a number of areas where there are inconsistencies and a lack of a coordinated approach to the management of CCC risks across the jurisdictions. This report also highlights areas which may be considered for the development of a national approach.

Cities and Flooding – A Guide to Integrated Urban Flood Risk Management for the 21st Century (2012) PDF – This Guide provides comprehensive, forward-looking operational guidance on how to manage the risk of floods in a rapidly transforming urban environment and changeable climate. The Guide serves as a primer for decision and policy makers, technical specialists, central, regional and local government officials, and concerned stakeholders in the community sector, civil society and non-governmental organizations, and the private sector.

Webinar: Ahead of the Storm: Initiatives to enhance resilience to extreme weather in Toronto by David MacLeod, a Senior Environmental Specialist in the Toronto Environment Office.

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