Examples of available tools to help businesses adapt to climate change
The Climate Expert Website presents a practical 4-step approach and working materials that help Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) analyse climate change risks and opportunities and generate strong adaptation strategies.
The Climate Expert Assessment Grid is a tool that companies can use to quickly assess their vulnerability to climate change (duration: approx. 0,5 days). A list of 30 questions guides them through an analysis of climate change risks in seven impact areas – including the company’s building & location, processes, logistics & stock, employees & community, government & regulation, market, and finance.
The Climate Expert Tool is an Excel-based tool that allows companies to fill in and analyse all relevant information for developing an adaptation strategy that fits the characteristics of the company (duration: min. 2 days). One of the Tools’ key features is a detailed cost-benefit analysis (CBA). By working with cost ranges, the CBA takes into account the uncertainties of climate change.
The BACLIAT vulnerability assessment was originally developed with UK businesses. It is a workshop-based process to help companies to quickly consider the potential impacts of future climate change on their organisation. It can be used as a stand-alone tool, or as a step in a risk-based framework such as the Adaptation Wizard.
Oxfam’s PREP Value Chain Climate Resilience is a guide to managing climate impacts in companies and communities.