Tõsine autoritandem Lawrence Susskind ja Amber Kim on võtnud eesmärgiks:

In this article, we explore the question of how to build municipal capacity to adapt to climate change (i.e. adaptive capacity).

What is needed is for communities to be able to model and forecast the interactions among the relevant ecological, built, political, and social systems in the places where they are, both now and in the future, and generate sufficient political support to facilitate action.

Nii jõuavadki autorid järeldusele sellest, kuidas oleks vaja muuta kohalikul tasandil võimekuse suurendamiseks kliimamuutusega adapteerumiseks ja pakuvad kolm keskset strateegiaelementi:

Local governments will need to enhance their adaptive governance capabilities. That is, they will need to go beyond symbolic commitments to public participation and engage a stakeholder partnership in on going joint problem-solving. More specifically, this will require a commitment to contingent financial arrangements, widespread and continuous stakeholder engagement, and embracing an experimental or provisional problem-solving approach that allows cities to learn from their failures. These three elements of capacity building go beyond earlier efforts to promote economic development which relied almost exclusively on grants-in-aid, training, technical assistance, and privatization of governmental services.

Lawrence Susskind & Amber Kim (2021) Building local capacity to adapt to climate change, Climate Policy, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2021.1874860