FD2624 - Understanding the Processes and Mechanisms for Community Lead Adaptation Planning

Theme:Strategy and Policy Development
Project status:Completed
Start date:15/12/2008
End date:31/03/2010
  • Scott Wilson


The project findings revolved around the significant communications and engagement gaps relating to current approaches; lack of awareness of the problem or starting point; and how to structure and integrate adaptation planning in the context of the many other coastal management and planning activities.

The project has produced the CAPE guidance, which provides a framework and roadmap for local authorities and other bodies (responsible for planning and delivering services to coastal communities) on how they might engage and work with their communities to develop a plan for adapting to coastal change as described in the Coastal Change Policy. Communities and voluntary bodies may also find it useful as it provides an indication of the opportunities for involvement and influence.