Local Communities Adapting to Climate Change
This course is adapted from a two-day course developed by Larry Susskind, Patrick Field and Todd Schenk at the Consensus Building Institute in collaboration with Steve Aldrich of Bio Economic Research Associates (bio-eraTM), and Paul Kirshen, at Battelle. It introduces decision makers to tools for climate change adaptation planning. Using videos, interactive exercises, and self-assessments, the course walks learners through lessons on climate change risks, climate downscaling, collaborative decision-making, and scenario planning. Decision makers can use these practical tools for everyday land use, development, and infrastructure decisions to reduce vulnerability and enhance resilience.
- Understanding and Responding to Risks Associated with Climate Change - Lawrence Susskind
- Setting the Table: Assessment & Convening - Patrick Field
- An Introduction to Scenario Planning - Stephen C. Aldrich
- Understanding the Local Impacts of Climate Change - Paul Kirshen