Proposed Policy Measures
English: number of policy measures for increasing citizens’ adaptation to the effects of climate change that were officially submitted to and discussed with the relevant authorities
French: nombre de mesures politiques visant à accroître l’adaptation des citoyens aux effets des changements climatiques qui ont été officiellement soumises et discutées avec les autorités compétentes
Portuguese: número de medidas políticas para aumentar a adaptação dos cidadãos aos efeitos das mudanças climáticas que foram oficialmente apresentadas e discutidas com as autoridades competentes
Czech: počet opatření pro zvýšení adapce občanů na dopady změny klimatu, která byla oficiálně předložena a projednána s příslušnými orgány
What is its purpose?
The indicator measures the number of proposals for increasing citizens’ adaptation to the effects of climate change that were officially submitted to and discussed with the relevant authorities. This can include, for example, asking authorities to promote several adaptation practices as a part of the agricultural extension system; advocating for improved urban drainage systems; or taking specific measures to make an early warning system more effective.
How to Collect and Analyse the Required Data
Determine the indicator's value by using the following methodology:
1) Define the criteria specifying what counts as ‘officially submitted’ and ‘officially discussed’. For example, ‘officially submitted’ means that a senior member of staff from a relevant authority received a written proposal of the types of changes proposed, including the reasons for proposing these changes. ‘Officially discussed’ means that these changes were formally discussed during a dedicated meeting with a senior staff member from the given authority.
2) Use key informant interviews (with the project staff, the relevant authority, and other stakeholders) and reviews of relevant documents (e.g. meeting minutes) to assess whether the criteria were met.
3) Count the number of proposals where the criteria defined in the first point were met. If, for example, three different measures were proposed in a single document (or meeting), they should be counted as three separate proposals.
1) Ensure that the project team keeps relevant documents (e.g. meeting minutes; internal reports; email communication; photos) that can be used as a proof of which proposals were officially submitted to and discussed with the relevant authorities.