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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.

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

 "Take 20 minutes to have a look at the materials on the site so that you can start to understand what is involved and how important it might be for your coast. As one practitioner to another I can assure you that this will be time well spent".

Graham Lymbery

Assess your preparedness to lead

whyDoes your organisation have the capacity to lead the adaptation planning process?

Do you have the required methodological knowledge and skills?

Credibility and trust? Resources? Leadership?

As a co-ordinating organisation or organisations you need to lead a process which will involve a group of stakeholders which will probably be more diverse than the group you generally work with because of the cross-sectoral approach of adaptation planning.

1. The leading team needs to gather some basic knowledge on the policy and legal context of adaptation at the various levels, specially about plans and policy that already exist at the local level and could include adaptation measures. 

2. The organisations you represent should be fully respected and trusted by the stakeholders you are expecting to engage. You may want to consider bringing in another organisation to co-lead the process as we have done in IMCORE by working in couplets with research institutions.

3. You will need to understand and deal with varying expectations. For this you should consider if you have the required skills and time to spend with each participating organisation to explain and discuss about the adaptation process. You will also be facilitating meetings and workshops where you need to explain and apply specific tools and techniques you may need to become familiar with.

4. Sufficient human and economic resources should be available to deliver what you promise, and ensure there is an ongoing committment to the continuation of the planning-implementation-evaluation process of adaptation to climate change in your area.

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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