The Response action block will shed light on:

Which actions are needed to meet the challenges and to seize the opportunities resulting from climate change and result in a local climate response Action Plan?

You will learn more, not only of the response measures themselves, but particularly about what facilitates and hinders these measures from being put into practice. There are five questions to be answered in order to make a local response Action Plan:

  1. What are the main strengths and weaknesses related to meeting change in our local area or economic activity?

  2. What are the main response measures for meeting challenges and seizing opportunities?

  3. Are there any gaps in terms of division of responsibility and areas of collaboration between the key actors in meeting climate change in our area?

  4. What are the main gaps and lessons learnt from the inventory, exposure and sensitivity and response action blocks?

  5. What will be the main content and who will be the main actors in your local climate response Action Plan?

We suggest you start with a half day (four hour) workshop dealing with issues 1 to 3. This workshop will result in two lists covering your major strengths and weaknesses in terms of ability to adapt to climate change, as well as the major gaps in collaboration and responsibility for the various ways to respond to climate change. The Process Team will then meet to summarize the main findings from the inventory, exposure and sensitivity, and first part of the response action block. Then, you can arrange a workshop targeting people identified as the end users in Exercise A - Mapping the stakeholders and key actors for response action in your local response Action Plan. The outcome from that workshop will be a draft version of your local climate response Action Plan.

The response action block consists of three exercises: