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Business Area Climate Impacts Assessment Tool (BACLIAT)
Description The UKCIP Business Areas Climate Impacts Assessment Tool (BACLIAT) is a starting point for exploring the implications of climate change on a particular organization or sector. It comprises a simple checklist for assessing the potential impacts of climate change under the following generic headings: logistics, finance, markets, process, people, premises and management implications.
Appropriate Use BACLIAT can be used by an individual but is of most value when used as the basis of a brainstorming exercise with a group of relevant managers or representatives from the organization or sector in question. It can also be used in more general awareness-raising workshops to illustrate the breadth of impacts that climate change could have.
Scope BACLIAT can be used at the level of a single organization or an entire industrial sector. It encourages the consideration of both threats and opportunities. Although it was designed for use by a business or sector, it can be used for other non-commercial organizations.
Key Output A long list of potential impacts of climate change on an organization or sector.
Key Input
  1. A reasonable knowledge of all aspects of the organization or sector;
  2. The headline messages from UKCIP climate change scenarios;
  3. A short amount of time.
Ease of Use BACLIAT is accessible and easy to use.
Training Required None
Training Available UKCIP can facilitate BACLIAT workshops where appropriate and where resources permit.
Computer Requirements None
Documentation A Changing Climate for Business is available free of charge from UKCIP either electronically or as a paper publication.
Applications BACLIAT has been used by several UK trade associations and professional bodies as well as individual companies including Serco's Colnbrook Immigration Centre at Heathrow, Scottish Electrical Contracting, and several small and medium-sized enterprises.
Contacts for Framework, Documentation, Technical Assistance Kay Johnston

 Project Officer (Business), UK Climate Impacts Programme; e-mail: kay.johnstone@ukcip.org.uk.
Cost There is no charge for using BACLIAT. The only cost is the time taken to go through the process, which normally takes between one and three hours.
References Metcalf, G. and K. Jenkinson. 2005. A Changing Climate for Business, UKCIP.