ARP table

Use this table to see where UKCIP tools can be used in the Adaptation Reporting Power
process – the images link to the respective tools and guidance.

Stage 1: Assessing risks, Identifying threats and opportunities

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1) Functions impacted by climate change

A) What are your organisation’s functions, mission, aims, and objectives?
B) Which of these will be affected by the current and possible future impacts of climate change?
C) Have you assessed the climate thresholds above which climate change and weather events will pose a threat to your organisation? If so what were the main results?
D) Who are your organisation’s key stakeholders? Do you need to assess the impacts of climate change on them?

2) Approach

A) What evidence, methods and expertise have you used to evaluate future climate impacts? List sources and references.
B) How do you quantify, or otherwise estimate or characterise the impact and likelihood of risks occurring at various points in the future?
C) How have you evaluated the costs and benefits of proposed adaptation options?

3) Summary of Risks which affect functions, mission, aims and objectives

A) List all the organisations’ strategic risks from climate change on a likelihood/consequence matrix – including thresholds where applicable.
B) What short and long term impacts of climate change have you identified and how are each factored into the adaptation programme? Quantify the likelihood and consequences as far as possible (including an assessment of the level of confidence (e.g. high/medium/low) in the calculations) and disaggregate these risks to different locations where appropriate.
C) What are your high priority climate related risks and why (stating level of impact to business, likelihood, costs and timescales)?
D) What exploitable opportunities due to the effects of climate change have been found?

Stage 2: Developing adaptation plans

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4) Actions proposed to address risks

A) What are the adaptation actions for the top priority risks (stating timescales)?
B) How will the adaptation actions be implemented (stating level of responsibility, investment and timescales)?
C) How much do you expect these adaptation measures to cost and what benefits do you anticipate will result from them?
D) How much do you expect them to reduce risk by, and on what timescales?
E) How will you ensure the management of climate change risks is embedded in your organisation?

5) Uncertainties and assumptions

A) What are the main uncertainties in the evidence, approach and method used in the adaptation programme and in the operation of your organisation?
B) What assumptions have been made when devising the programme for adaptation?

6) Barriers to adaptation and interdependencies

A) What are the barriers to implementing your organisation’s adaptation programme?
B) How will these barriers be addressed?
C) What/who are the interdependencies (including the stakeholders stated in response to question 1d)?

Stage 3: Implementing the adaptation plan, embedding adaptation into existing structures and monitoring the effects

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7) Monitoring and evaluation

A) How will the outcome of the adaptation programme be monitored?
B) How will the thresholds, above which climate change impacts will pose a risk to your organisation, be monitored and incorporated into future risk assessments?
C) How will the residual risks of impacts from climate change on your organisation and stakeholders be monitored?
D) How will you ensure that the management of climate change risks is firmly embedded in your organisation?
E) How will you enable your management of climate change risk to be flexible?
F) Has the production of this report led to a change in your management of climate risks?