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2. Planning Integration

Once your climate change response plan has been developed, it is critical to ensure key climate change vulnerabilities and responses are integrated into other municipal strategic plans, such as the Integrated Development Plan (IDP), Rural Development Plan (RDP), Spatial Development Framework (SDF), Local Economic Development Plan (LED), to name a few. 


How do I integrated climate change into planning processes?

In order to integrate your Climate Change Response Plan into your strategic plans, the following four steps can be followed:

  1. The first step is to assess whether your current plans (IDP, Rural Development Plans, LED Plans, etc) to see of they are Climate Change “Credible” and whether the key outcomes of your Climate Change Response Plan are reflected in the plans.
  2. The second step is to ensure your newly developed climate change responses and projects are represented in the Service Delivery and Budget Implementation Plan (SDBIP) and Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) budget allocations of the municipality. 
  3. The third step requires you to communicate the municipal response to the community; and,
  4. The final step is the actual project and programme implementation and monitoring.
Watch the video below for more information on these steps





How do I integrated climate change into the IDP 



Where can I access Checklists for different types of plans?

Different types of checklists can be downloaded below


Climate Change Support Checklists