Every day we hear more and more about climate change and its impacts. As planners, we know we should be doing something about it. But, for many of us, we may just not know what it is all about, what we should be doing, or what to focus on, or where to begin. This session will use the recently published APA Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Planner Advisory Service (PAS) Report to provide an overview of the basics of climate science, climate mitigation, and adaptation. It will introduce how planners can move forward with climate mitigation and adaptation action to help lower greenhouse gas emissions and reduce community risk and vulnerability. It will conclude by providing planners with a climate planning framework, principles for taking climate action, and available tools and resources for moving forward.