- We Have Completed Asssessments And Would Like To Begin Developing Goals And Strategies For Planning OR We Are Currently Updating Our Plans And Regulations And Want To Include Climate Change Adaptation
There are many areas with the town’s planning processes, and zoning that climate change adaptation can be included. It is important to remember that no matter where a community starts, it is important to link any regulatory or implementation strategy back to comprehensive plans (Master Plans, Capital Improvement Plans, etc.) that state the importance of incorporating these types of strategies into the communities efforts. In other words, if you are currently working on land use changes and want to include adaptation strategies, be sure to place adaptation goals in its Master Plan.
NH has currently embarked on a three year planning process entitled Granite State Future which, amongst other things, will provide a framework for community planning around climate change mitigation and adaptation and energy resources. Templates for community plans will be created and shared. Granite State Future
In the meantime, communities can begin planning and implementing by:
Reviewing the recommendations in the NH Storm Smart website for the following:
- Planning (including Master Plans, Hazards Mitigation Plans and Risk Analysis)
- Regulations & Standards (including Zoning and Construction Practices)
- Mitigation (including protecting land and protecting structures)
- Infrastructure (including protection and rebuilding)
In addition to community planning and preparedness, there is a lot an individual, family and business can do to plan and be prepared for extreme weather events and an adapting climate.
- ReadyNH is intended to provide New Hampshire residents with current, usable and practical information on preparing for emergencies, including Emergency Preparedness Plans.