The approach is initiated by establishing the context, including defining the internal and external environment in which the organisation operates, identifying the current design limits of existing and planned facilities, and projecting how the climate is likely to change. Within this context, risks are identified and analysed to determine the most pertinent vulnerabilities. Adaptation strategies are then developed and implemented to reduce these vulnerabilities. The process is dynamic, with communication, consultation, monitoring and review occurring throughout and ensuring risk assessments and adaptation strategies remain appropriate.
The approach described in this standard will be ideally incorporated into existing management and decision-making processes to ensure climate change risks are managed in an integrated way.
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