Role definition for the implementation plan

Goal

This step is designed to assure that all relevant stakeholders are identified and a common agreement is reached how they are involved in this phase in developing the implementation plan.

Preconditions

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

Outcomes

An overview of the stakeholders that have to be involved in this phase of the adaptation planning process.

Guidelines

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

Experiences

Bratislava

The area of adaptation to climate change has been conceptually developing under the Office of the Chief City Architect in Bratislava, with recent years taking up on intensity. To put a Strategy “into motion” it is necessary to map the inner circle of stakeholders, those that will be directly responsible for implementation of adaptation options and their monitoring, and those that are in the position of co-operating subjects. The Office of the Chief City Architect has been leading the working group (or steering committee) for both the Strategy for adaptation to climate change of Bratislava City as well as the subsequent Action plan.

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: