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Changing Communities:ChangingClimate,
 Workbook or Municipal Climate Adaptation
 
 
Changing Climate, Changing Communities
Municipal Climate Adaptation Guide and Workbook
 
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IntroductIon
 t  w c w  wb       w   . t           c b b c’ w  c   f . t  c w  w   bc cc   cx b    c’ b    c w c c c. t w    c        c’ w w   c  c    c. i  b  c    w w b   c ;  w b   c    wc w w b   . i  b     g c    b  w  wb,   c  w    b   w  q c.
Worksheets Included: 
 Worksheet 1
Stakeholder Identication
 Worksheet 2
Building an Adaptation Team
 Worksheet 3
Taking a First Look
 Worksheet 4
Using Issue Bries
 Worksheet 5
Sample Council Resolution
 Worksheet 6()
Recording Climatic Changes
 Worksheet 6(b)
Rening Impact Statements and Identiying Service Areas
 Worksheet 7
Conducting a Vulnerability Assessment
 Worksheet 8
Conducting a Risk Assessment
 Worksheet 9
Establishing a Vision and Setting Goals and Objectives
 Worksheet 10
Identiying Adaptation Options
 Worksheet 11
Identiying Drivers and Constraints
 Worksheet 12
Using Indicators and Creating a Baseline
 Worksheet 13
 
Drating an Adaptation Plan
 Worksheet 14
 
Press Release Template
 Worksheet 15
 
Using and Allocating Implementation Tools
 Worksheet 16
Updating your Adaptation Plan
 Worksheet 17
Communicating Accomplishments
 
In some cases it may be helpul or community’s using the worksheets to bring in an exter-nal acilitator as there may be instances where an impartial moderator would be helpul;alternatively a sta member could act as an impartial acilitator (or more suggestions onacilitating see the Tips or Facilitators section o the Inormation Annexes).
 t C
It is dicult to allocate a set time or each o the worksheets as each community has dieringcapacity circumstances and structures. For the purpose o work planning we have assigneda time commitment scoring to each o the worksheet. The amount o hours expected to bespent on a given worksheet represents the total hours that will be required by participants.Minimal (8 hours or less)Nominal (8-16 hours) Average (24-32 hours)Signicant (40-45 hours)Substantial (Over 50 hours)
 
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Changing Climate, Changing Communities
Municipal Climate Adaptation Guide and Workbook
 Worksheet 1stakeholder IdentIfIcatIon
IntroductIon
Completing a stakeholder identication exercise can assist in identiying the necessaryparticipants to include in a climate adaptation planning process. The stakeholdersidentied may be individuals or groups you want to have on your adaptation team(see Worksheet 2) or who you might want to engage throughout the process, or exampleas part o your research eort or marketing strategy.The rst step in identiying stakeholders is to look at your community’s
spheres o inuence
. This exercise can help to identiy who your community is accountable to andwho it can learn rom. Exhibit 1.1 illustrates this idea:
•Thecircleatthecentreofthediagramrepresentstheperson(ordepartment)tasked
with initiating the adaptation planning eort in the community; this sphere representsthe area that you have the most control and responsibility over.
•Thenextlayerincludesthedepartments,organizations,orindividualswithwhichyou
have a direct relationship or partnership. It is important that the groups in this layerhave common goals and/or a shared purpose, but over which you may or may not havedirect control.
•Thenextlayerincludesthoseindividualsororganizationsthathaveindirecteectson
the work you do, perhaps through loose or inormal relationships, but where you haveeven less control than with those in the previous circle.
•Thenaloutermostlayerrepresentsthewidercommunityoverwhichyouhave
minimal control but should remain included (or acknowledged) in this initial stage.It is important to note that as you get closer to the centre sphere your direct infuenceor control increases and as you move out rom the center your ability to impactthe external circles decreases. Also consider that stakeholders may move betweenthe dierent spheres as your adaptation work progresses.
InstructIons
Bring a ew colleagues together and as a group begin brainstorming potential stakeholders.Place yoursel or your department in the centre o the diagram and work your way out-wards. Exhibit 1.2 lists possible stakeholders that can be relevant to your adaptation eort.
purposeto identiy key stakeholders relevant to yourCommunity’s adaptation Work 
rc n
Adaptation Team time commitment – minimal
Minimum 2-3 sta or brainstorming exercise – minimal time commitment
o
A rened list o internal and external stakeholders.
hw  f w c
 This stakeholder identication process establishes a oundation or uturecommunication and input rom stakeholders. This list o stakeholders will alsoinorm the building o your community’s adaptation team.
eXhiBit 1.1
 
Spheres o Infuence
IndIvIdualdIrectIndIrect WIder communIty 
Provincial Ministry o EnvironmentConsultantsChamber o CommerceUniversity/ CollegeMediaCity ManagerLocal ENGOCommunityGroups
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