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Adapting to climate change is dynamic. This step provides guidance on how you can keep your analysis, decisions and responses relevant and up to date in a continually changing environment.
At the outset of the Toolbox, we emphasised the importance of being clear about what you were trying to achieve before you started. However, your objectives and priorities will shift with time, and circumstances could change, so new risks may arise or change in priority. Climate risks may also change. The IPCC Assessment report is updated approximately every six years and other new or updated information will become available. NIWA update their climate scenarios shortly after each IPCC
Review your decisions annually, or sooner if a factor that has influenced your response changes significantly (e.g. you are hit by an extreme weather event, or important new climate change information becomes available).
Task 5.1: Develop an effective monitoring and evaluation programme or include within existing measurement systems you have.
A monitoring programme should:
You should improve your response if it does not deliver the benefits you were expecting it to, and if the options you chose have not performed as you expected them to.
You should also keep a constant eye out for new information on climate risks. Our knowledge of climate change is improving all the time, and our understanding of potential impacts of climate change is continually developing. Keep on top of the key information for your
by regularly checking industry and government websites.
Ideally, build the review of your adaptation to climate change into part of
Task 5.1: Develop a monitoring and evaluation programme or include within existing measurement systems you have.