New NOAA Climate Guides Available
NOAA and its partners just released Implementing the Steps to Resilience: A Practitioner’s Guide, a free, practical guide to help communities and local governments incorporate climate risk and equity into their decision-making processes as they work on local climate resilience issues. This handbook offers a significant new resource for those implementing the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit’s Steps to Resilience. The federal Toolkit provides a methodical approach communities can use to identify their valuable assets, determine which climate-related hazards could harm them, and then identify and take effective actions to reduce their risk.
The US Climate Resilience Toolkit’s ‘Steps to Resilience” framework
In addition to the new Practitioner’s Guide, four other equity-focused guides to adaptation and resilience are also now available. The guides are available on the NOAA Institutional Repository:
- Ready-to-Fund Resilience supports practitioners’ work within the climate resilience funding and finance system.
- Centering Equity in Climate Resilience Planning and Action: a Practitioner’s Guide recommends equity principles to apply during adaptation and resilience planning.
- Moving from Faith-based to Tested Adaptation Process and Approach: How Will We Know We’re Adapting? emphasizes evaluation and measurement of adaptation practices.
- Incorporating Nature-based Solutions into Community Climate Adaptation Planning uses the “Steps to Resilience” framework to explore nature-based adaptation.