ICLEI ACCCRN Process Workbook
The ICLEI ACCCRN Process (IAP) enables local governments to assess their climate risks in the context of urbanisation, poverty and vulnerability and formulate corresponding resilience strategies. It draws on the experiences from the ten core ACCCRN cities (see www.acccrn.org) and existing ICLEI approaches and has been applied in a range of cities in Indonesia, Bangladesh, the Philippines and India.
This toolkit is targeted at city governments and their role in catalysing community building. It provides a streamlined process that is simple and yet rigorous, and which can be implemented by the cities themselves, with only minimal need for external support. It enables local governments to assess their climate risks, formulate and implement corresponding resilience strategies. The vision is to build resilience to climate change across all urban systems and groups, in particular the poorest and most marginalised.
The ICLEI ACCCRN Process has been designed in a step-by-step format, divided into 6 phases. This version of the toolkit focuses on the first four phases:
Mobilize political and administrative support, establish a climate core team, involve local stakeholders, develop a communications plan, and conduct an initial assessment of the city’s progress towards dealing with climate change.
2. CLIMATE RESEARCH AND IMPACTS ASSESSMENT
Identify key climate change impacts through shared learning dialogues, identify and prioritise vulnerable urban systems.
3. VULNERABILITIES ASSESSMENT
Produce climate vulnerability hotspot maps, identify vulnerable social groups, analyse adaptive capacities of social groups and impacted urban systems.
4. CITY RESILIENCE STRATEGY
Develop, screen, and prioritize resilience building interventions, link them to existing city plans, and compile the information into a City Resilience Strategy.
The ICLEI ACCCRN Process (IAP) has been developed by ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability’s South Asia and Oceania offices through involvement with the Rockefeller Foundation supported Asian Cities Climate Change Resilient Network (ACCCRN) program.
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