Implementing the Steps to Resilience | A Practitioner's Guide
This guidebook offers a set of procedures to accompany each phase of the Climate Resilience Toolkit's Steps to Resilience.

Prioritize & Plan

Design an implementation plan for the strategies that are most likely to reduce vulnerability and risk. The goal of prioritization is to delineate achievable actions that address the highest priorities identified thus far and that have the support of community stakeholders. The goal of planning is to find synergy and cost savings within the resilience plan while eliminating unwanted, unintended consequences.

Instructor
Jim Fox (Fernleaf)
81 minutes

Key considerations:

  • Gather community input about priorities for strategies and actions
Prioritize resilience strategies
0:06:17
0:13:30
(7 minutes)

In addition to addressing one specific potential impact at a time, now is the time to find co-benefits across strategies. The goal is that the overall strategy within the resilience plan is successful and reflects stakeholder values.

Evaluate projects and actions
0:53:50
1:04:11
(9 minutes)

In this phase, focus on projects and actions for the strategies determined to be most beneficial for reducing vulnerability and risk.

Address uncertainty
1:04:12
1:18:00
(14 minutes)

Decisions to build resilience must consider not only the current vulnerability and risk, but also future risk due to a changing climate.

Ready to Fund Resilience Program
0:14:23
0:52:16
(38 minutes)

Rachel Jacobsen (American Society of Adaptation Professionals), along with Joyce Coffee and Jonathan Lee (Climate Resilience Consulting), provides an overview of the Ready to Fund Resilience Program and explores how to create social equity from climate resilience funding and finance opportunities.

Assessment Questions

  • Does the plan address the highest priorities for exposure, vulnerability, and risk to climate-related hazards?
  • Are there easily available, understandable and transparent prioritization criteria?
  • Evaluate vulnerability and risk of outcomes from each action in the plan.
  • Establish technical capacity so resilience work can continue in perpetuity.

Practitioner Guide Resources

Implementing the Steps to Resilience | A Practitioner's Guide

Implementing the Steps to Resilience | A Practitioner's Guide
Instructor
Mark Wilbert & Matt Hutchins
6 Sections
45 minutes
Foundational information to consider before you begin your resilience journey.
Instructor
Matt Hutchins (Fernleaf)
6 Sections
25 minutes
Coordinate with the community champions to assemble a planning team and establish goals for the project.
Instructor
Jim Fox, Aashka Patel, Kim Rhodes (Fernleaf)
5 Sections
1 hour
Evaluate community assets and their exposure to climate-related hazards.
Instructor
Matt Hutchins (Fernleaf)
6 Sections
35 minutes
Evaluate the vulnerability of community assets by enumerating qualities of sensitivity and adaptive capacity.
Instructor
Jim Fox (Fernleaf), Karin Rogers (NEMAC)
6 Sections
78 minutes
List options to reduce the greatest climate-related vulnerabilities and risks to vulnerable populations and community assets.
Instructor
Jim Fox (Fernleaf)
5 Sections
81 minutes
Design an implementation plan for the strategies that are mostly likely to reduce vulnerability and risk.
Instructor
Jim Fox and Mark Wilbert (Fernleaf)
4 Sections
66 minutes
Implement and communicate the plan. Identify funding sources. Monitor. Iterate.