Community resilience and climate policy has the potential to be complimentary and mutually beneficial. However, there has been limited attention from both research and practice on how to capitalise on the opportunities such synergies provide for achieving more effective outcomes, and on how they can be maximised through policy development and implementation processes.

This project has looked at a spectrum of approaches and methods for joined-up working; from co-operation (shared information and mutual support) to co-ordination (common tasks with common goals) and collaboration (integrated strategies and shared purpose).

There is a significant gap in evaluation of the identified methods in terms of the quality of the collaborative process. Nevertheless, the review identified critical factors in creating a culture for collaboration. This involves identifying or developing structures and practices that actively enable and reward effective collaborations, and learns and shares the lessons learnt from each collaborative effort.