Adapting Sustainable Forest Management to Climate Change: A Systematic Approach for Exploring Organizational Readiness

Summary

Any organization planning to proactively manage for climate change effects needs a game plan. A crucial first step is to identify the strengths and capabilities, along with weaknesses and gaps, that will affect the organizations readiness to respond to the challenges of climate change. The organizational readiness of any business or other entity is based on its own combination of institutional structure and function, financial resources, acquisition and use of information, know-how, and adaptive decision making. Given that Canada is an ecologically diverse, multijurisdictional country, a single prescriptive approach to evaluating organizational readiness to address climate change is impossible. This report describes a systematic approach that practitioners can use to develop and answer a specific suite of questions that will in turn help them to assess their respective organizations readiness to adapt to the effects of climate change.

Published Date: January 24, 2013
Publisher: Ontario Government, Ministry of Natural Resources
Author: Science and Information Resources Division

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Adapting Sustainable Forest Management to Climate Change: A Systematic Approach for Exploring Organizational Readiness
ISBN: 978-1-100-20590-8   (PDF) 2.13 MB