Building upon the UNFCCC's global, top down analysis of the costs of climate change, UNDP commissioned a User Guidebook to support developing countries to undertake a bottom-up, national sectoral analyses of the costs of adapting to the impacts of climate change and mitigating GHG emissions. The User Guidebook, which was developed by UNDP with a group of international experts and regional centres of excellence, comprises:
Finanzas Carbono, the Carbon Finance Platform for Latin America is an initiative of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in collaboration with the World Bank Institute and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The main objectives of the Carbon Finance Platform are to: (1) Strengthen the capacity of key actors in the public and private sectors in Latin America and the Caribbean, to participate actively in the carbon markets (both compliance and voluntary carbon markets); (2) Support the decision making based on lessons learned, best practices and information sharing; (3)
ESMAP’s Low Carbon Growth Studies Pilot Project (2007–09), the governments of six middle-income-countries—Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and South Africa—assessed their development goals and priorities for GHG mitigation. The studies considered the additional costs and benefits of lower carbon growth and how to finance such measures. There is no single approach to the Low Carbon Growth Country Studies. Each study is determined by the country—government and local stakeholders—and tailored to the country’s economic circumstances.
The Community-based Risk Screening Tool – Adaptation and Livelihoods (CRiSTAL) is designed to help project planners and managers integrate climate change adaptation and risk reduction into community-level projects. It helps project designers and managers to understand the links between livelihoods and climate in their project areas; assess a project’s impact on community-level adaptive capacity; and make project adjustments to improve its impact on adaptive capacity and reduce the vulnerability of communities to climate change.
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.
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.
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.