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UKCIP's BACLIAT climate change risk and vulnerability assessment for corporate or other business operations such as SMEs.
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Daphne Yin

Business Areas Climate Impacts Assessment Tool (BACLIAT)

The UKCIP tool BACLIAT is used for a risk assessment of threats and opportunities. The tool comprises of a simple checklist for assessing the potential impacts of climate change under the following headings: Logistics, finance, markets, process, people, premises and management implications. It has been developed in partnership with representatives from a range of trade associations and professional bodies. The user groups targeted are corporate or multi-facility operations and non-industrial SME business managers. This tool is most effective when it is used as part of group brainstorming exercises.

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This tool comprises a set of workshops for business as follows:

A: Assessing past weather:

  • Draws on experience of past weather events to explore yourcurrent vulnerability

B: Business areas and future climate:

  • Uses generic business areas to help brainstorm the potential impacts of future climate change (the traditional BACLIAT)

C: Changing business practices:

  • Three alternative workshops aimed at exploring adaptation responses

Each contains background information, step by step guidance on how to run the workshop and a set of supporting resources.

Speed BACLIAT is a downloadable spreadsheet that can be completed as a desk-based exercise as a first iteration.

Although primarily designed as workshop resources for business, BACLIAT has been used successfully in a range of different settings. They can also be used as part of a wider adaptation planning process.

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