Adaptation Planning Framework

The APF is a deliverable prepared in the scope of the project Result 5, that has been designed to be used by anyone promoting an initiative, be it a policy, a program, a plan, a project or an activity, be it public or private. The APF centres around the assessment of risks from climate change and related extreme weather impacts, and identifying and prioritising adaptation options to reduce the severity of key risk. In doing so, the APF can enable more effective targeting of available capacity and resources to support the achievement of climate change adaptation goals. The framework also addresses the development of adaptation plans to support the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of adaptation options. The APF is a step by step tool, with a set of guiding questions for each step to support the user moving forward to framing, to assessing and finally to planning. The APF is composed of three stages and 11 steps.

The APF includes three stages out of the 5 typical stages of a planning process.

Stage 1: Frame
• Step 1.1: Define the goals of the application of the APF
• Step 1.2: Define the scope of the application of the APF
• Step 1.2A: Define the thematic Scope
• Step 1.2B: Define the territorial Scope
• Step 1.3: Determine the resources required for the application of the APF
• Step 1.4 Define responsibilities in the application of the APF
• Step 1.5: Identify and engage stakeholders
• Step 1.6: Collect data and information on climate, climate change and extreme weather events

Stage 2: Assess
• Step 2.1: Identify impacts of climate change
• Step 2.2: Assess the risks associated with the different climate change impacts
• Step 2.3: Compile a list of adaptation measures
• Step 2.4: Analyse the options and prioritize adaptation measures

Stage 3: Plan
• Step 3: Plan the adaptation measures


Adaptation Planning Framework document  – here

Detailed Climate Factsheet document – here