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Preparing for Climate Change: A Guidebook for Local, Regional, and State Governments

Citation

Snover, A.K., Whitely Binder, L.C., Lopez, J., Willmott, E., Kay, J.E., Howell, D., Simmonds, J. 2007. Preparing for Climate Change: A Guidebook for Local, Regional, and State Governments. University of Washington Climate Impacts Group and King County, Washington, in association with and published by ICLEI РLocal Governments for Sustainability, Oakland, CA.


Abstract

Preparing for Climate Change: A Guidebook for Local, Regional, and State Governments is designed to help local, regional, and state governments prepare for climate change by recommending a detailed, easy-to-understand process for climate change preparedness based on familiar resources and tools. The guidebook was co-authored by the Climate Impacts Group, King County (Washington) Executive Ron Sims, and King County ‘s climate team. ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability is a contributing partner and is distributing the guidebook nationally to its more than 250 U.S. member cities, towns, and counties as part of its Climate Resilient Communities Program, a Five Milestone process for adapting to climate change.