Where to go for more information


The tables below list tools, reports and other resources which you can access after exploring the materials on this site. Each of the listed tools has a short introduction which explains its significance for developing socially just adaptation responses or responses relating to the other themes covered in this website. The section ends with a reference list and links to where you can find further information about some of the topics covered. 

On this page:



Adaptation tools and resources (see also Diagram of tools and resources)



Type of Resource

Make the case



Climate Just Presentation

Presentation to outline why Local Authorities and their partners need to take a socially just approach to building more resilient communities.

Climate Just


Get started and delivering adaptation



CLASP Adaptation Resource Pack

Pack to guide local authorities through the process of getting started with adaptation activity and embedding adaptation into local authority processes.

Climate Change North West

Resource pack/process

Adaptation Scotland Tools and Resource web pages

A set of resources together with a guiding process aimed at a range of audiences including the public sector, businesses and communities to help support adaptation and building resilience. Tools can be searched according to sector, stage and resource type.

Adaptation Scotland

Resource pack/compilation

Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE) 

A set of resources for local action with a global reach. It covers case studies, tools and a Don’t Panic guide to getting started on your Adaptation Journey.

EcoAdapt and Island Press

Resource pack/compilation

Understanding local vulnerability



Climate Just Mapping Tool

Set of maps showing vulnerability to climate change.

Climate Just

Map tool

Assess current & future climate change



Local Climate Impacts Profile (LCLIP)

Designed to support the UKCIP Climate Adaptation Wizard, this tool supports the assessment of past weather-related events and their impacts as a basis for understanding the possible impacts of future weather-related events.


Guidance and Spreadsheets

UKCP09 Projections

In depth data and maps on predicted changes due to climate change.


Data and mapping

UKCP18 Projections

The UKCP18 project will update the UKCP09 projections over UK land areas and update UKCP09 projections of sea-level rise, giving greater regional detail, further analysis of the risks we face, both nationally and globally, and provide more information on potential extremes and impacts of climate change.


Data and mapping

UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017

Official assessment of climate change risks in the UK.



UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017 Evidence Report & Synthesis

Independent assessment covering natural environment, infrastructure, people and the built environment, Business and industry and international dimensions.

Committee on Climate Change


Record how you have been affected



Climate Adaptation Wizard

This long-standing tool provides the basis for supported decision-making in relation to climate change risk assessment and climate adaptation planning.

UKCIP/Environment Agency

Documents and online materials; connected tools

Severe Weather Impacts Monitoring System (SWIMS)

A data collection tool to encourage learning around the impacts of and responses to past extreme weather events as the basis for improved future decision-making.

Kent County Council

Online Tool

Engaging communities



Community Resilience Toolkit

Aimed at local communities and the organisations working with them, this set of resources supports the process of understanding local needs and developing emergency plans based on those needs.

Cabinet Office (UK)


Reports, checklists and case studies

Prepare an adaptation plan




Risk and vulnerability assessment tool, to aid the strategic planning of climate change adaptation responses – focuses on current vulnerability to flooding and heat stress with an evaluation of risk factors where data is available.

GRaBS partnership

Online tool

Evaluate Adaptation Plan




Aimed at managers wanting to evaluate climate change action and interventions within their organisations. Supplements stage 5 of the UKCIP Adaptation Wizard.

UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP)

Online Tool

Target a specific sector



Adapting UK dwellings to reduce overheating during heatwaves: Retrofit Advice Tool (CREW)

Aimed at designers, decision makers and householders to support the assessment of options for retrofitting homes based on property type and characteristics.

Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD) and De Montfort University.

Adapting Buildings

(Online Tool)

Built Infrastructure for Older People’s Care in Conditions of Climate Change (BIOPICCC) Toolkit

Aimed at anyone with a role in supporting health and social care for older people. Resources cover understanding needs and protecting infrastructure.

Durham University

Health and Social Care (Online Tool)

Environment Agency Health and Wellbeing Toolkit

This resource pulls together a range of existing information and tools specifically to support the work of Health and Wellbeing Boards.

Environment Agency

Facts, case studies, tools and resources for the Health and Social Care sector

Strategic Health Asset Planning and Evaluation (SHAPE)

A mapping tool principally aiming to support strategic planning of health services and infrastructure but which has a role in providing more effective adaptation solutions.


Health Sector (Online Tool)

Other tools



Adaptation Workbook

Adaptation Scotland’s step-by-step guide on how public bodies can respond to the threats and opportunities associated with a changing climate.

SNIFFER (Scotland)

PDFs and Spreadsheets

Identifying Adaptation Options (AdOpt)

Provides a list of possible adaptation options matched with practical examples and ideas for good practice in adaptation decision-making.


Online Tool

Business Areas Climate Assessment Tool (BACLIAT) Initially aimed at businesses but applicable to any organisation, BACLIAT supports self assessment of the impacts of past events as a means of improving institutional capacity to deal with events in the future.

UKCIP & the Environment Agency

Workshop Guidance

Community Training on Green Infrastructure

Package of training resources to be delivered by professionals seeking to engage with community groups on the need for climate change adaptation.

Climate Change NW

Resource pack

Cold Weather Plan for England

The plan provides the framework for action during specific periods of very cold weather. It includes an ‘equality analysis’ and other resources which can assist local decision-making.

Public Health England/NHS

Reports and action cards for the Health and social care sector

Heatwave Plan for England

The plan provides the framework for action during specific periods of very hot weather. It includes an ‘equality analysis’ and other resources which can assist local decision-making.

Public Health England/NHS

Health and social care sector

Report and actions

Partnership Funding and the Collaborative Delivery of Local Flood Risk Management: A Practical Guide for Lead Local Flood Authorities

Consultants for Defra & the LGA

Interactive PDF

Public Health Outcomes Data Tool

A set of indicators and associated data about public health and health inequalities supporting the Public Health Outcomes Framework. Data Indicators are updated on a regular basis and available at a range of geographies across England.

Public Health England

Data for the Health sector

Six Steps to Flood Resilience

Designed to address the lack of easy-to-use guidance to support the use of novel flood resilience measures in planning, this resource provides a process to follow and resources for further information.

Building Research Establishment, Manchester Metropolitan University and University of Manchester

Guidance document

World Health Organisation Cost Analysis Tool

A controversial tool aimed at the health sector. Read more about issues associated with using cost-benefit analyses to build resilience in our introduction.


Guidance document for the Health sector



Other resources for energy and fuel poverty responses

To follow


Case studies and reports



Type of Resource

A county perspective on social vulnerability assessment and its uses

A grid based approach to estimating social vulnerability and potential exposure to flood and heat-waves. A technical document explaining the way that Hampshire County Council mapped social vulnerability.

Hampshire County Council

Case study

A unitary authority perspective on using the ClimateJust data for local adaptation planning.

Wigan Council

Case Study and how to document

Case studies of adaptation to climate change in south-west England.

Benzie et al (2011)


Impacts of climate change on disadvantaged UK coastal communities.

Zsamboky et al (2011)


Pluvial (rain-related) flooding in urban areas: the invisible hazard.

Houston et al (2011)


Distribution of Carbon Emissions in the UK: Implications for Domestic Energy Policy.

Preston et al (2013)


Getting the measure of fuel poverty. Final Report of the Fuel Poverty Review.

Hills, J. (ed.) (2012)


The Marmot Review: Fair Society, Healthy Lives. Strategic Review of health Inequalities in England post-2010.

Marmot, M. (2010)


Climate Justice, Environmental Justice and Community Action.

Federation for Community Development Learning


Groups vulnerable to climate change.

Wales Council for Voluntary Action (2012)


Social justice and the future of flood insurance: Viewpoint.

O’Neill & O’Neill (2012)


Learning Lessons from the 2007 Floods.

Pitt (2008)


Overheating in new homes - A review of the evidence.

NHBC Foundation

Report (NF46)

Climate change, justice and vulnerability.

Lindley et al (2011)


Socially just adaptation to climate change.


 Jean Welstead et al (2012)




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