Sectoral adaptation guidance
Sectoral adaptation guidance was developed to support key national sectors in planning for climate change adaptation. The sectoral adaptation guidelines aim to ensure that a coherent and consistent approach to adaptation planning is adopted at national and local scales.
The guidance is structured around 6 steps involved in the adaptation planning cycle:
- Preparing the ground;
- Climate impact screening;
- Priority impact assessment;
- Developing your plan;
- Implement, monitor and review.
Although these steps appear as sequential, it is important to remember that adaptation decision-making is an iterative process and moving backwards or forwards to revisit a step or anticipate a future step may be appropriate.
The first iteration of Sectoral Adaptation Plans that are required for key sectors under Ireland's National Adaptation Framework were published in 2019.