Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis (CVCA) CARE Handbook

CARE has developed the Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis (CVCA) process to help communities to better understand the implications of climate change for the lives and livelihoods of the people impacted by climate change. By combining local knowledge with scientific climate information, the process builds people's understanding about climate risks and adaptation strategies. It provides a framework for dialogue within communities, as well as between communities and other stakeholders. The handbook is available in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese.

Climate Proofing for Development

German development agency GIZ created the Climate Proofing for Development tool based on a methodology used in Government-financed development projects. The tool is applicable to many levels - national, sectoral, project, and local - and enables analysis of policy, projects, and programmes in relation to the risks of climate change, which can assist users in identifying appropriate adaptation measures. Climate Proofing for Development determines the bio-physical and socioeconomic impacts of climate change in order to plan appropriate adaptation strategies.

The Landscape of Climate Finance

In this paper, the Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) assesses the current status of the climate finance landscape, mapping its magnitude and nature along the life cycle of finance flows, i.e. the sources of finance, intermediaries involved in distribution, financial instruments, and final uses. After presenting estimates of current flows based on available data, describing the methodology, and discussing the sources of data, we offer recommendations to improve further data-gathering efforts.  

Climate Change and Environmental Degradation Risk and Adaptation Assessment (CEDRA)

CEDRA is a strategic-level environmental field tool for agencies working in developing countries. It helps agencies to access and understand the science of climate change and environmental degradation and ensure their full portfolio of projects is resilient. Using CEDRA, civil society organisations can prioritise which environmental hazards may pose a risk to their existing project locations, enabling them to make decisions to adapt projects or start new ones. Adaption options are discussed, and decision-making tools are provided to help organisations make their projects resilient.

Mobilising Private Finance for Low-Carbon Development

The public sector will have to leverage several hundreds of USD billions of private investments per year in order to enable low-carbon development limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius. The authors of this report have studied different tools for leveraging funds, ways to accounting for private funds, and finally whether the ratio of leveraged private funds to leveraging public funds is a good indicator for efficiency.  

Paving the Way for Climate-resilient Infrastructure

This report summarizes the proceedings of the El Salvador conference (June 2010) "Strategies for Adapting Public and Private Infrastructure to Climate Change". It outlines the multiple development benefits of climate-proofing infrastructure. While these proceedings address the specific context of El Salvador, the methodologies outlined can be applied to a wide range of situations.  

ClimateTech Wiki

ClimateTechWiki offers a platform for a wide range of stakeholders in developed and developing countries who are involved in technology transfer and the wider context of low emission and low vulnerability development. ClimateTechWiki offers detailed information on a broad set of mitigation and adaptation technologies.  

Blending Climate Finance Through National Climate Funds: A Guidebook for the Design and Establishment of National Funds to Achieve Climate Change Priorities (UNDP)

The guidebook provides an overview of NCFs and outlines six key components that are critical for the effective design and establishment of an NCF. It also presents a method for consolidating the decisions around these components into a term sheet that can help to facilitate stakeholder engagement for a robust and transparent design process.  

weADAPT is an online ‘open space’ on climate adaptation issues (including the synergies between adaptation and mitigation) which allows practitioners, researchers and policy makers to access credible, high quality information and to share experiences and lessons learnt with the weADAPT community. It is designed to facilitate learning, exchange, collaboration and knowledge integration to build a professional community of practice on adaptation issues while developing policy-relevant tools and guidance for adaptation planning and decision-making.

Climate Impacts: Global and Regional Adaptation Support Platform (ci:grasp)

The Climate Impacts: Global and Regional Adaptation Support Platform (ci:grasp) is a web-based climate information service. It aims to support decision makers in developing and emerging countries to prioritise adaptation needs, and to plan and implement appropriate adaptation measures. ci:grasp is structured based on impact chains, which demonstrate how a given climate stimulus propagates through a system of interest via the direct and indirect impacts it entails.
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