Planning for Climate Change

Planning for Climate Change

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Climate change is changing the context of spatial planning and shaping its priorities. It has strengthened its environmental dimension and has become a new rationale for coordinating actions and integrating different policy priorities. This book sets out the economic, social and environmental challenges that climate change raises for urban and regional planners and explores current and potential responses. These are set within the context of recent research and scholarly works on the role of spatial planning in combating climate change. Addressing both mitigation measures for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation to the effects of climate change, the book provides an overview of emerging practice, with analysis of the drivers of policy change and practical implementation of measures. It scopes planning issues and opportunities at different spatial scales, drawing on both the UK and international experiences and highlighting the need to link global and local responses to shared risks and opportunities.Councils may also apply for a Community Water Grant to promote initiatives such as installing solar panels on school buildings ... has been mired in debates around the relative merits of mitigation (especially the national emissions trading scheme). ... Queensland has linked dwindling water resources through an integrated delivery grid and New South Wales (NSW) is ... Waterwise Scheme was in place.

Title:Planning for Climate Change
Author:Jenny Crawford, Simin Davoudi
Publisher:Routledge - 2009-09-02


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