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Lessons Learned on Climate Adaptation from the Local Leaders Adaptation Initative
Center for Clean Air Policy, February 2011


This report summarizes the main findings on advancing local climate adaptation, discovered over the course of the Center for Clean Air Policy’s Urban Leaders Adaptation Initiative.  The partnership with government leaders from ten cities and counties served to empower local communities to develop and implement climate resilient strategies.

The report concludes that comprehensive planning, utilizing ‘no-regrets’ strategies, and ‘mainstreaming’ adaptation efforts into existing policies are proving to be effective approaches at the local level. Further, consideration of multiple economic and social benefits is especially useful for garnering public support.

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