Chia-Tsung Yeh, National Taipei University, New Taipei City, Taiwan
Presentation Title: Framework and procedure of the local climate change adaptation planning in Taiwan
In 2012, the executive branch of Taiwan, also known as the Executive Yuan, established the 'National Adaptation Strategy to Climate Change in Taiwan' as guidance for national-level climate change adaptation in Taiwan. Meanwhile, the design and planning of local adaptation strategies began to take place across Taiwan’s cities. The working framework of local adaptation planning includes the central government, local government, local planning team, expert consortium and local committee members. Incorporating the recommended processes of the UNDP’s Adaptation Policy Framework (AFP) with the concept of strategic planning, a five step procedure was designed for local adaptation planning: (1) analyzing the socio-economic environment and impacts of future climate change; (2) determining the key sectors of adaption; (3) assessing local vulnerability under the impacts of climate change; (4) formulating adaptation strategies; and, (5) designing the short-term and long-term action plans.