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- Learn how to shift from planning for climate mitigation and resiliency to implementing actions (even before your plan is complete).
- Get insights from local leaders on how innovative approaches have garnered community buy-in on climate action.
- Explore programs and plans that achieve more effective, inclusive, equitable climate action and sustainability goals.
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Get insight into innovative approaches to climate action that move communities beyond planning and into action. Panelists illustrate how to create immediate, meaningful action and structural groundwork for short-term wins and long-term resilience. Take a look at tools — including Implementation Blueprints, design guidelines, Climate Action Toolkits for residents and businesses, dashboards, and Evaluation Frameworks — that ensure plans drive action during the planning process and can be implemented once the plan is complete. Explore case studies from Massachusetts communities, including Devens and New Bedford, that have used these tools in planning and implementing their work under the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) program.
Building local capacity is an essential component of an equitable planning process focused on a technical topic like global warming and has been central to the work of the MVP program in Massachusetts. See how nontraditional stakeholders were welcomed into the planning process at the "inform" stage and how planners worked with equity partners to move community members toward being "empowered."