Abstract

The Climate Change Adaptation Policy Scan provides a snapshot of the current state of community-level activities in the United States and Canada for addressing climate change impacts on public health. The report was developed using a combination of literature review, expert interviews, and case studies to identify best practices, common challenges, and keys to success. This report is intended to be useful to public health officials and community organizations; city and county public agencies, especially those involved in city planning and sustainability; and scholars in these fields. The information provided for the emerging area of climate adaptation policy development is organized into four areas. The first two topic areas, Climate Change and Public Health and Strategies for Responding to Climate Change, summarize the information gathered from literature, expert interviews, and case studies. The third area, Background Research, details the three data sources used to develop the report, and the fourth area, Research Method, describes the data collection process.

Disciplines

Urban, Community and Regional Planning

Number of Pages

60

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URL: http://digitalcommons.calpoly.edu/crp_fac/116