This toolkit introduces the ICLEI ACCCRN Process (IAP), which enables local governments to assess their climate risks in the context of urbanisation, poverty and vulnerability and formulate corresponding resilience strategies. The IAP toolkit draws on the experience from the ten core ACCCRN cities and supplements this with learning, models, approaches and best practices of existing ICLEI approaches. The toolkit was tested in three Indian cities – Shimla, Bhubaneswar and Mysore - and subsequently used in a range of cities in Indonesia, Bangladesh, the Philippines and India.
With a strong city focus, this toolkit is targeted at city governments and their role in catalysing community building. It provides a streamlined process that is simple and yet rigorous, and which can be implemented by the cities themselves, with only minimal need for external support. It enables local governments to assess their climate risks, formulate and implement corresponding disaster risk reduction and resilience strategies. The vision is to build resilience to climate change across all urban systems and groups, in particular the poorest and most marginalised.
The toolkit presents the Local Government Self-Assessment Tool (LGSAT) from the UNISDR Making Cities Resilient campaign as a reference tool, and offers ICLEI office's assistance to register for the Campaign and the LGSAT, and to commence the assessment exercise.