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A stakeholder mapping exercise to determine the priority sectors Climate Ready should target over the period 2012-2015. - CA0512

Description
A stakeholder mapping exercise to determine the priority sectors Climate Ready should target over the period 2012-2015.

This project aims to identify the sectors that are most seriously exposed to the climate change risks identified in the Climate Change Risk Assessment (and other risk assessments) in the next 3-5 years with the aim of supporting and targeting those most vulnerable and encouraging them to adapt.
A comprehensive desk review will aim to establish what impacts will be uniformly negative or positive and pinpoint organizations and individuals who have taken forward adaptation plans. Of particular interest is the identification of stakeholders who are (or can be) the most influential players who can champion adaptation across their sectors or across sectors.
Objective
PROJECT AIMS
There are many stakeholders with an interest in climate change adaptation and mitigation but there is a lack of firm knowledge about which sectors are most likely to be seriously affected by climate change over the next 3-5 years and which stakeholders are the most influential in helping to adapt within and across sectors. A brief period of research and scoping is therefore necessary to help Defra and partners to prioritize and target stakeholder engagement work.

We have identified the specific evidence objectives as follows:

1. Undertake a comprehensive desk based survey of existing literature, focusing on current climate change forecastings, from government, social research, academic and other sources and:
A. Determine which sectors in the next 3-5 years are most seriously exposed to the climate risks as identified in the CCRA and other risk assessments;
B. Determine if these impacts will be negative or whether these impacts could yield social or economic benefits to organisations and individuals;
C. Determine the current position of a stakeholder/ sector/ organisation and find out if they have they taken action to adapt or not.

A. Determine the current position of a stakeholder/ sector/ organisation and find out if they have they taken action to adapt or not;
B. Determine what support stakeholders feel they need to adapt to climate change.

3. Using stakeholder theory and modeling:
A. Determine who are the most influential players and which players are in a position to champion adaptation across their sector(s) or across sectors.
B. Using segmentation, determine which sectors are most pre-disposed towards adaptation, and which are more resistant.








Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2012

To: 2012

Cost: £16,300
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Social Change Ltd
Keywords
Adapting to Climate Change