Climate change mitigation and adaptation in North American cities

Rae Zimmerman, Craig Faris

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Abstract

Climate change mitigation and adaptation action plans are developing at a rapid pace, being driven by both local initiatives and emerging alliances and support organizations that cut across multiple jurisdictions. These plans include a broad range of approaches, many of which are evolving into best or leading practices and which will be increasingly used as a model for the plans of other locales. This paper draws attention to several best practices in both mitigation and adaptation for North American cities, and also highlights many of the supporting alliances and groups that disseminate key practices and drive potential synergies. Additionally, it is noted that despite the increasing rate of plan development, a continuing need exists for increased attention to adaptation at the local level.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-187
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Opinion in Environmental Sustainability
Volume3
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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