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Develop your own coastal adaptation strategy by learning key methodologies and techniques.

The IMCORE project ran from 2008 to 2011 and was funded under the EU Interreg IVB programme.

VIDEO: Alex Midlen and Pippa Crighton explain the approach they took in the East of England, in particular in Jaywick.


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Practical tips for following the IMCORE approach to planning to adapt to coastal climate change 

guidance3Initial feedback on the community action planning approach that we have introduced has been positive. However, only time will tell how successful or not our approach has been, and what measures can be taken to improve it.

Jaywick Community Action Plan
What we did

Community Action Plan

We developed a scenario narrative based on hundreds of conversations with community groups and leaders. We used this as the basis of a backcasting exercise that helped us to identify about 10 broad programme areas. We choose one of these as the first point of focus in a community action plan that would be regularly updated.

We held an event at which community members considered a variety of visions for the beach area and identified and prioritised actions that they could take forward. Actions that are more appropriately done by government authorities or business were put to one side.

Why we did it

To present a simple process to the community that was accessible and iterative, to encourage continued engagement and confidence-building.

What we achieved A community action plan that is easy to engage with and that can be adapted easily over time.
Problems we had The downside of a no-fuss approach is in encouraging people to see it as important and to take part!

A free lunch helped, and the fact that we had built strong community relations.

What we learned

Keep things focussed and take it one step at a time.

This learning portal brings together the results and lessons learned from the IMCORE project. This project was funded under the Interreg IVB programme from 2008 to 2011.

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