Following the Steps, climate champions build a team to explore local climate issues, list their community assets—the things they want to protect, determine which assets could be harmed by climate-related hazards, investigate possible solutions, make plans to address their greatest concerns, and take action to implement their plans.
Steps to Resilience Overview
The Steps to Resilience framework encompasses the team building, data gathering, and decision making it takes for a local climate champion and a team of engaged community members to enhance their resilience to climate-related impacts. The framework is aligned with and inclusive of other efforts to reduce risk through adaptation.
What is the Steps to Resilience framework?
The framework describes a process to help communities learn about their local climate hazards, identify their most pressing climate-related issues, and work together to develop an equitable climate resilience plan. The framework can also help people recognize potential opportunities presented by changing climate conditions.