ARCCA, as a coalition program of the Local Government Commission, is supporting two research projects being conducted as part of California’s Fourth Climate Change Assessment. The projects explore the financial and institutional barriers to implementing local adaptation strategies, as well as opportunities to overcome these barriers.
The Capability Maturity Model, currently under development, will serve as a toolkit and online guidebook for local governments to advance adaptation capabilities. The toolkit will include suggested actions, additional guidance, and resources across four process areas:
- Staff Capacity and Technical Resources
- Leadership and Organizational Culture
- Institutionalized Processes
- Community Engagement and External Collaboration