Policy Briefs

The following policy and practice briefs are aimed at various stakeholders involved in climate change adaptation, including governments, non-government organizations, non-profit organizations, community organizations, academics, community leaders, and community members. They are the result of analyzing publications and reports from 22 small-scale initiatives conducted by ADAPTO researchers in Latin America and the Caribbean. They were created by an interdisciplinary team from McGill University, including Camila Flórez Bossio (Geography), Em Walsh (Philosophy), Sayana Sherif (Urban Planning), Talha Awan (Urban Planning), and Tapan Dhar (Urban Planning), under the supervision of Dr. Lisa Bornstein (Urban Planning). You can download them here:  

  1. Acknowledging Community Risk Perception in Disaster Risk Reduction Policies in Latin America: Three Key Lessons
  2. Challenges of Settlement Upgrading and Climate Risk Management in Informal Settings: Considering Dwellers’ Multidimensional Wellbeing  
  3. Closing the Infrastructural Gap in Marginalized Urban Communities  
  4. Cultural Practices to Build Trust and Overcome Barriers: Lessons for Policymakers 
  5. Local Traditions and Existing Initiatives as Anchors for Adaptation  
  6. Sustaining Momentum: Emotions as an Element in Project Implementation for Climate Change Adaptation  
  7. To Act On Climate, Empower Women: Lessons on Supporting Women Leading Climate Action  
  8. Turning the Tide: Climate Change, Emotions, and Policy  
  9. Collaborative Climate Action in Informal Settings: Who are the Stakeholders and What are Their Roles?  

1.     Acknowledging Community Risk Perception in Disaster Risk Reduction Policies in Latin America: Three Key Lessons

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2.     Challenges of Settlement Upgrading and Climate Risk Management in Informal Settings: Considering Dwellers’ Multidimensional Wellbeing 

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3.     Closing the Infrastructural Gap in Marginalized Urban Communities

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4.     Cultural Practices to Build Trust and Overcome Barriers: Lessons for Policymakers 

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5.     Local Traditions and Existing Initiatives as Anchors for Adaptation

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6.     Sustaining Momentum: Emotions as an Element in Project Implementation for Climate Change Adaptation

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7.     To Act On Climate, Empower Women: Lessons on Supporting Women Leading Climate Action 

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8.     Turning the Tide: Climate Change, Emotions, and Policy

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9.     Collaborative Climate Action in Informal Settings: Who are the Stakeholders and What are Their Roles?

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