This step will help you determine if you have the necessary support to proceed with the planning process and the eventual implementation of the plan.
Here, you will identify your champions and leaders and you will start to assemble your team. Not only do you want to know who will undertake the work, but you will also want to know that you have the necessary authorizing support to take you through the planning process and successful implementation.
As you work through this step, you will start to describe what is to be included and excluded in the scope of work, what resources will be needed, and what timeline will be required. As you discover gaps and potential challenges, contemplate what you need to do in order to strengthen your planning process.
As you consider the following questions, you will develop a strong foundation for planning and implementation.
Introduction: Climate Adaptation – Framework and Implementation
Step 1: Building a Strong Foundation
Step 2: Assess Vulnerability and Risk
Steps 4 and 5: Implement Adaptation Actions, Monitor and Evaluate
Climate Adaptation Worksheet – download
Do we have support to proceed with the planning process at this time?
Identify your climate change champion
Identify your climate change leads
Other climate change team members
What resources and areas of responsibility are included? What is excluded?
What is the spatial scale that needs to be considered?
What is your timeline to develop a list of prioritized action items?