Adopted Policy Measures
English: number of policy measures adopted by [specify the stakeholder] to increase citizens’ adaptation to the effects of climate change
French: nombre de mesures politiques adoptées par [précisez la partie prenante] visant à accroître l’adaptation des citoyens aux effets des changements climatiques
Portuguese: número de medidas políticas adotadas por [especificar a parte interessada] para aumentar a adaptação dos cidadãos aos efeitos das mudanças climáticas
Czech: počet opatření přijatých [upřesněte aktéra] ke zvýšení adaptace občanů na dopady změny klimatu
What is its purpose?
The indicator measures the number of proposals for increasing citizens’ adaptation to the effects of climate change that were proposed as part of a project, were accepted and were put into practice by the relevant authorities. This can include, for example, authorities starting to promote new practices as a part of the agricultural extension system; or improving urban drainage systems, or taking 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 and why the change happened. The ‘why’ aspect is very important, as you should be able to prove that the project has clearly contributed to the change.
3) Count the number of proposals where the criteria defined in the first point were met and where the project has clearly contributed to the desired change.
1) Ensure that the project team archives relevant documents providing clear evidence of which measures were officially adopted by the authorities (e.g. authorities’ announcements; documents showing funding allocation; meeting minutes; etc.).