Methods and Tools for Adaptation to Climate Change
A HANDBOOK FOR PROVINCES, REGIONS AND CITIES
Adaptation to climate change is a key challenge at the provincial, regional and local levels due to the fact that climate change impacts appear mostly at these levels. In order to support politicians and experts in the public administration of provinces and cities, as well as actors in regional management in developing adaptation strategies, the Environment Agency Austria in cooperation with the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences published a handbook with methods and tools which help to tackle the challenges of adaptation. It provides guidance for the strategic and proactive examination of climate change impacts. The handbook is one of the main results out from the project FAMOUS (Factory of Adaptation Measures operated ad different Scales) financed by the Climate and Energy Fund.
The handbook is divided into two parts:
- In Part 1, the essential steps of an adaptation process are described and organized into three phases: Phase 1) Creating a Foundation for Adaptation, Phase 2) Identifying Risks and Finding Solutions, Phase 3) Implementing and Monitoring Actions.
- Part 2 covers the concrete measures and tools for each phase of the adaptation process. These are provided in form of fact sheets, checklists, guidelines, etc.
The handbook “Methods and Tools for Adaptation to Climate Change. A HANDBOOK FOR PROVINCES, REGIONS AND CITIES” is available for download from the platform www.klimawandelanpassung.at in German and English.