Extensive work has already occurred across South Australia by councils to develop regional climate change adaptation plans. However, moving from planning to on-ground action has proved challenging. This experience resonates with local scale adaptation around the world.
While collaboration and leadership on climate change continues to be a focus at a regional scale, attention has moved to addressing local scale needs. There is growing recognition that the outcomes of regional planning processes need further refinement so that they can be readily implemented by individual councils.
Individual regional partners (including councils) need to determine what steps they should take to implement preferred options. As part of this, it is important to plan how to enable on-ground actions and reduce barriers to implementation.
The purpose of this Guide is therefore to assist local government to act on climate change. The Guide provides a framework for assessing current progress with adaptation and assistance in how to prioritise and implement actions.
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