Role commitment


To define the different contributions of the stakeholders in the complete adaptation process.

An overview on the contributions of the stakeholders in the complete adaptation planning process is important to be able to develop a stakeholder involvement strategy. Stakeholder involvement increases the chance of implementation of the adaptation plan and strategies.


In order to get agreement on contributions of the stakeholders the scope has to defined, awareness has to be raised among the stakeholders and the roles of the stakeholders have to defined.


A commitment for the various contributions of the relevant stakeholders in the remaining activities with this phase: risk assessment, goal definition and baseline.


To get insight in the different contributions of the stakeholders a stakeholder analysis should be performed. The first activity of the stakeholder analysis is stakeholder identification. Stakeholder identification provides information on who can contribute to make a decision for the adaptation strategy, or to implement a decision made. Also, who may or will be affected by such decision. Other criteria to identify stakeholders can be based on the roles, responsibilities, contributions that stakeholders can provide, or at what scale (local, regional, national, global) a stakeholder is active.

Examples of the different contributions of stakeholders in the climate adaptation process are:

  • Expertise knowledge and data
  • Local expertise
  • Political support
  • Financial support
  • Societal support (support of the public)
  • Coordination
  • Communication


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Supporting tools and methods

There are various methods and tools for the stakeholder identification of contributions. Several methods and tools that can be used here are: