Tips and Tricks for Selecting the Right Climate Assessment Tool

In climate resilience work, often we a face the daunting task of selecting the right tool for assessing climate change risk. There are many tools to assess risk.There are several that dominate the field here in Canada, including the PIEVC Protocol and the ICLEI BARC process. 
 
In this course we provide a four-part action list to help you select the right tool for you climate risk assessment.

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Thinking, Feeling and Climate Change

People play games in the climate debate because they are afraid. They fear for their livelihoods; they fear for their home, and they fear for the security and safety of their loved-ones. In this environment, folks will take solace in any argument that soothes the fear, and they will share stories that support this position. 
 
In this short course we evaluate thee implications of emotions in the climate debate, and offer a a four-point action list for dealing with the biases emotion creates.

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Looking at the Positive Side of Climate Uncertainty

The purpose of risk management is the creation and protection of value.

In this short course, I consider examples of organizations that took advantage of positive opportunities that arose from climate change risk and severe climate events.

Instead of rebuilding and refurbishing our battered economy and businesses, we cab learn from catastrophes and devise ways to prevent or reduce loss.

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How to Understand Each Other in Climate Resilience Work

In this session we examine the consequences of words and how language use affects our climate resilience work. Two risk standards dominate the enterprise risk management.  ISO 31000 (ISO Guide 73) and COSO ERM provide strict definitions for words used in risk management.  

We use risk assessments to measure climate resilience. We need this information to deal with the risk. We must clearly convey the meaning of assessment finding to support action on resilience.   

In this course, Joan briefly discusses some examples of language that might pose problems in communicating assessment results.

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