Rapid Vulnerability & Adaptation Tool for Climate-Informed Community Planning
The tool's fillable worksheets make climate adaptation planning a simple, direct, and feasible process for communities. It can improve understanding of community vulnerability to climate impacts and guide the community to develop implementable solutions to reduce vulnerability and/or increase resilience.
The Rapid Vulnerability & Adaptation Tool (RVAT) covers the major steps of a basic climate adaptation planning process:
- Project Scoping
- Vulnerability Assessment
- Adaptation Strategy Development, and
- Adaptation Implementation.
The guide provides step-by-step coaching on the use of the RVAT by communities, including background information, worksheets, and instructions for filling out those worksheets.