Role definition for prioritising adaptation options


The purpose of this step is to (re)check that all stakeholders that need to be involved in the prioritization of adaptation options phase are identified and their role in this phase is clear to all.


This step builds on the stakeholder analysis of the first phase and the role definition of the previous phase.


An common agreement of the stakeholders that have to be involved in this phase of the adaptation planning process and their roles.


A stakeholder analysis can be done to get insight in the stakeholders’ roles and their contributions. The stakeholder analysis can be updated.

  • Stakeholders’ roles are likely to change since the process of strategy development evolves over time stakeholders’, hence regular updates of the stakeholder analysis are useful.
  • Even if a stakeholder does not have a crucial role at a particular stage, it is still necessary to keep stakeholders at all times informed and engaged.



Without having a good basis of knowledge and information on the different aspects that relate to climate change risks, it is very extremely difficult to make appropriate choices for your adaptation pathway. In Bratislava, the action plan for adaptation includes mostly so called ‘no-regret measures’ and measures that do not require addition funding from the city and can be achieved using policy instruments, nevertheless can be also implemented by city itself. But where to implement these measures? If there are more areas at risk, how do we prioritize among them and how do we make sure we select the most appropriate adaptation measures? In this selection process you can use the adaptation library and its related tools.

Supporting tools and methods

Generic tools and methods

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