Climate Resilience Toolkit

Field Testing the Climate Resilience Toolkit

Antioch University’s Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience convened 29 end-user decision-makers, working with 25 Eastern coastal communities, to “road test” version 1.0 of the Obama Administration’s Climate Resilience Toolkit, which was released in November 2014. Participants (planners, emergency preparedness and municipal administration personnel, natural resource specialists, and others) in the Road Test represented communities from Norfolk, VA, to Rockland, ME.  The Center has compiled, summarized, and shared the results of the road test with Federal agencies to inform ongoing efforts to improve usability of the Climate Resilience Toolkit for decision makers and planners on the ground.  The Road Test also served as an opportunity for peer-to-peer learning and networking.

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Upcoming Events

Sep06

Policy Advocacy: Climate Change

This course will provide participants with step-by-step skills in utilizing the tools of democracy to take meaningful civic action on climate change. Participants will learn the levers for building political will and the essentials of climate change communication. You will apply your learning by taking action in collaboration with a local environmental organization, and further your learning with your peers via Antioch’s online learning platform and optional one-on-one meetings with the instructor.
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Oct02

Climate Impacts: Vulnerability and Adaptation Planning

Local and regional governments are leaders in climate change due to their unique position to make a wide range of decisions that can mitigate and adapt to our changing climate. Because they are on the frontline, many communities have conducted vulnerability assessments and engaged in adaptation planning. This module will enable participants to assess impacts to a business, community, or sector based on specific climate projections for a specific locale.
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Nov06

Climate Impacts: Communication, Facilitation, and Stakeholder Capacity Building

Collective actions at the societal level (civic or political action behaviors) include involvement and support of policies, plans, and funding for implementation of municipal projects that could increase local climate resilience. Community engagement with the issue of climate change typically is lacking at the local level. How individuals feel about climate change, how much they know about the issue, and how they act are all types of engagement that are needed for societal change.
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