Ensure an integrated approach to adaptation - both within an organisation and in partnership with others.
Internally, embed climate adaptation into strategic and operational planning across the whole of an organisation, not just the environment department, to provide the internal context that enables adaptation of its spatial planning functions.
Externally, work together with all organisations involved in spatial planning (e.g. managers of water, health, transport, agriculture and regeneration issues) to assess climate risks and identify appropriate adaptation responses in spatial planning. Work together to develop an understanding of where policies, legislation or actions are constraining progress and what is needed to create solutions. Where other systems operate that influence spaces and how they function, make the linkages between them and the spatial planning system.