Building Adaptive & Resilient Communities Tool (BARC)

ICLEI‘s Building Adaptive & Resilient Communities Tool (BARC Tool) is an easy-to-use, one-stop-shop designed to keep track of all your municipal adaptation and resilience information and data as you work through ICLEI’s municipal adaptation methodology. Municipal users will have unlimited access to Milestone One of the Tool, allowing them to take the first significant steps of a climate change adaptation and resilience effort. These include establishing the context for your adaptation plan, identifying key stakeholders, building and tasking your adaptation team, identifying an adaptation champion, taking a first look at your municipality’s existing broader climate change context, accessing local climate data, solidifying the adaptation planning process through a political commitment, and planning how to move further forward on adaptation. The Tool helps set up the fundamental building blocks of a significant municipal adaptation effort.