Use your objectives and drivers to begin your adaptation plan.
Assess your vulnerability to the current climate
Drawing on company records and the experiences of yourself and your colleagues, identify how particular types of weather have affected your organisation in the past, and what the consequences of those weather events were.
Evaluate how well your organisation coped with those events, and consider how the characteristics of the event, as well as your organisation, influenced the responses.
To help you assess how the current weather affects you:
Consider how you will be affected by future changes in climate
Make a note of:
- potential impacts and consequences
- opportunities and threats that may arise
- significant risks
- any critical thresholds that may be exceeded, resulting in losses to your organisation
Identify and assess potential adaptation options
- Identify a range of options to address your priority risks.
- Be creative. Draw on your experience and that of your colleagues, and refer to case studies and success stories.
- Establish the criteria against which you will evaluate your list of adaptation options.
- Assess all options against these criteria and keep a record of your assessment and decision-making.
- Determine how each of these options should be implemented, and by whom and when.
To help you think about how you may be affected by future changes to the climate: