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ACT report: Taking Action on Green Resilience: Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Synergies
Today, ACT (Adaptation to Climate Change Team) released a summary report capturing workshop content, conclusions, and recommendations on needed research, capacity building and policies to advance green resilience practices, entitled Taking Action on Green Resilience: Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Synergies.
Typically, climate change mitigation and adaptation have been approached as separate endeavours, but there are enormous benefits to integrating them using “Green Resilience” (or "low-carbon resilience") strategies that both reduce GHG emissions and enhance climate resilience. The workshop explored ways to integrate climate change mitigation and adaptation planning and increase the returns on investment in climate change and infrastructure solutions while attracting funding for implementation.
Without integrated and proactive green resilience strategies, cities risk wasting time and money on adaptation projects that miss energy efficiency opportunities, and/or emissions reduction efforts that are not resilient. We hope that the workshop results may help to inform policy and practice within your organization, as well as associated networks and affiliations.