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Compendium on methods and tools to evaluate impacts of, and vulnerability and adaptation to, climate change


Project Risk Screening Tool by ADB
Description

The Project Risk Screening Tool is a user-friendly, desk-top (web- and paper-based) risk screening tool pilot. Through reliance on pre-determined impacts, risk factors (tables), and assumptions, this checklist alerts project officers and mission leaders to potential climate-induced and disaster-related impacts and risks, and allows for possible incorporation of risk reduction measures at the project concept/preparation stage. A Phase II envisioned at design stage.

Appropriate Use Completed at concept development phase, and during fact-finding missions. For project officers and mission leaders, to assess potential climate and disaster associated risks to diverse range of projects. A Phase II envisioned at design stage,
Scope Broad scope, for multiple sectors, vulnerable sectors and projects. Designed for Asia & Pacific. Can be modified for other geo-climatic/geographical regions.
Key Output Helps mainstream climate and disaster risk reduction and adaptation during project preparation/concept development stage. The tool aims at generating a project risk value, and estimates the level of anticipated climate risk (high, moderate, low). Specific risk management and adaptation recommendations are suggested.
Key Input Document prompts reference to risk tables. The risk check-list relies on existing project data/ knowledge. It prescreens and assesses probable risk against a number of preconceived impact and risk tables, and risk-related assumptions (location of project in climate sensitive geo-climatic zones, sector risks, capacity development, and known disaster hotspots, etc).
Ease of Use Easy. 15-20 minute exercise, assuming project officer`s reasonable knowledge of project, or based on fact-finding mission. Does not rely upon any impact modeling/boundary data, or software.
Training Required Not required
Training Available Not required
Computer Requirements None. Check-List is both MS Word format (for desk-top or hard copy completion). Does not rely upon any impact modeling/boundary data, or software.
Documentation None required. Risk tables included as attachment to Check-List.
Applications

Completed at concept development phase Desk-top or during fact-finding missions. For project officers and mission leaders, to assess potential climate and disaster associated risks. Broad scope, for multiple sectors, vulnerable sectors and projects. Designed for Asia & Pacific. Methodology applicable in other geo-climatic/geographical regions.

Contacts for Framework, Documentation, Technical Assistance

James Roop

 Asian Development Bank, email: jroop@adb.org.

Cost Free