Developing Local Climate Change Plans: A Guide For Cities In Developing Countries

This tool provides local policy-makers and major stakeholders with a methodology to plan for climate change. These plans must address both mitigation (e.g., reducing the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere) and adaptation (responding to the impacts of climate change). If they are to be effective, local plans for climate change (both adaptation and mitigation) require the involvement of a variety of stakeholders and a specific focus on the most vulnerable groups.

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 and existing ICLEI approaches and has been applied in a range of cities in Indonesia, Bangladesh, the Philippines and India.

Resilience systems analysis framework

The OECD’s resilience systems analysis framework takes a systems approach, building on a shared understanding of both a wide range of risks and stresses and the multi-dimensional aspects of well-being. The approach has been developed to ensure that decision makers can operationalise plans to strengthen resilience in the system, and integrate these aspects into policies, strategies and development efforts at every layer of society to improve well-being and better cope with shocks and uncertainties.

City Resilience Scorecard

The Disaster Resilience Scorecard provides a mechanism to measure a city's progress in building resilience and allow the city to develop a prioritized list of actions to be taken to improve it. The scorecard is based upon the Making Cities Resilience Campaign's Ten Essentials: the assessments are structured in 10 sections and have been designed to add a level of detail to those Essentials, making them more specific and tangible.