The goal of this CURA is to achieve levels of adaptation and mitigation that go far beyond any current implementation, policies and programs now in place and to create processes and tools through which communities can learn from one another. The research outcomes to meet this goal are to:
- complete an environmental scan and inventory, document and identify community leaders in the emerging best practices in British Columbia municipalities grounded in the rich research and frameworks evolving on municipal adaptation and mitigation practice;
- build upon this research and practice, to develop strategies for niche connection, policy innovations and intervention strategies; and
- facilitate peer to peer research/practitioner exchanges, widespread knowledge mobilization and social dissemination to bootstrap further mitigation and adaptation beyond that required by the current legislation and policies.