Climate Change Adaptation Framework

The Climate Change Adaptation Framework is a risk management process developed for Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) to:

  • Assess the impacts of climate change on department core business areas
  • Provide a tool to help department business areas adapt to climate change impacts

A guidance manual for the Framework was developed for AEP to structure climate change adaptation planning. This manual is available for use by other government or non-government organizations interested in developing a climate change risk management process.

  • Climate Change Adaptation Framework Manual– Apr 1, 2010 (38 pages, 1.5 MB)
    The Climate Change Adaptation Framework Manual is intended to help organizations anticipate and prepare for the economic and ecological impacts of climate change in a comprehensive and consistent manner.

    The manual follows a straightforward process including:

    • Identifying the scope of the assessment and communicating expectations to all team members involved;
    • Conducting activities to identify organizational vulnerabilities;
    • Prioritizing risks; and,
    • Identifying a suite of potential adaptation options.

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Updated: Aug 17, 2015