UKCIP's Business Areas Climate Impact Assessment Tool (BACLIAT)Tool/Resource
Date added: 08/03/2017
A workshop-based process to help you consider the potential impacts of future climate change on your organisation.
The BACLIAT vulnerability assessment was originally developed with UK businesses. It is a workshop-based process to help you to quickly consider the potential impacts of future climate change on your organisation. It can be used as a standalone tool, or as a step in a risk-based framework such as the Adaptation Wizard.
By working with your colleagues – the people who know an organisation best – you can draw on a range of knowledge and experience, raise awareness and generate buy-in to the adaptation process. The workshop will lead to:
- increased awareness of the range of threats and opportunities that climate change could bring, many of which will not have been experienced before.
- a good idea of how climate risks are spread across different business functions.
The UKCIP website gives full instructions on how to use the tool and provides example outputs for the Agriculture, Building, Finance and Motor Industries.
Although primarily designed as a resource for business, BACLIAT can be used by other organisations, such as local authorities, with some minor amendments to the business function headings.