legal

Zoning for Sea Level Rise: A Model Sea-Level Rise Ordinance and Case Study of Implementation Barriers in Maryland

Zoning is the most powerful tool that local governments have to preemptively mitigate hazards. This case study explores land use planning legal and regulatory barriers to climate change adaptation in Maryland (USA).

Moving Boundaries: Managing Development in Regional Coastal Councils in South Australia

In this scoping study a total of twenty development professionals and Councillors on Development Assessment Panels [DAPs] from ten regional Local Government Organisations with coastal frontage were interviewed. The structured interviews were conducted from July to October 2010 and addressed climate change adaptation, amenity migration and new residential developments through a range of themes including capacity, attitudes and perceptions, processes, actions and intentions, and motivators and barriers. A small selection of stakeholders were also interviewed.
Author 

Climate Change Regulation in Australia

This web resource by the law firm Freehills, provides an interesting overview of climate change regulation and policies in Australia (as of June 2010).