Working together with citizens, companies and other organisations towards climate adaptation, calls for clarity and mutual trust in the processes of cooperation and communication. These processes are aided by clearly defining the goal and other assumptions beforehand. Such as outlining certain conditions, procedures and matters of planning.
To avoid dissapointment amongst citizens, it’s important to communicate how much room there will be for their wishes from the offset. Make agreements on the decisionmaking process, who will be coordinating the process and which authorities will communicate this.
Be sure to provide clear responsibilities and agreements to prevent conflict and to build trust. Be transparent.