Planning for Climate Adaptation Program
This report provides a final overview of the Planning for Climate Adaptation Program, which was aimed at improving the resilience of people living in cities of the Dominican Republic to the adverse impacts of climate change by working with municipalities to mainstream climate change adaptation (CCA) into their participatory land use planning processes. The program established three activity components: improve technical and management capacity of municipal planners, incorporate CCA considerations into the municipal planning process, and support the scale-up of climate resilient land use planning best practices.
Recognizing an opportunity to work with local governments to raise awareness of climate change adaptation and support mainstreaming it into urban planning, USAID launched three programs under the initiative Ciudades Líderes en Iniciativas y Metas de Adaptación, or CLIMA. CLIMA’s objective was to increase the resilience of Dominican communities to adverse impacts of climate change.
This report includes the implementation approach, program results, and challenges and lessons learned.