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Toolkit for Integrating Climate Change Adaptation Into Development Projects

Toolkit for Integrating Climate Change Adaptation Into Development Projects

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Toolkit for Integrating Climate Change Adaptationinto Development Projects
Digital Toolkit – Version 1.0 – July 2010
For more information and contacts, see the Toolkit Team page at the end of this Manual,or emailtoolkits@careclimatechange.org.Note: This is the same content as in the digital toolkit. In our global effortsto reduce our carbon emissions, please print only if necessary.---------------------------------------------------
This Toolkit has been produced by CARE International, withtechnical input by the International Institute for SustainableDevelopment (IISD). CARE acknowledges the critical role playedby IISD in all stages of Toolkit development.
 
Valenda Campbell©CARE
 
 
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Table of Contents .................................................................................................................................................2
 
Welcome to the Toolkit for Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into Projects .............................................4
 
About the Toolkit ..................................................................................................................................................5
 
What do we mean by integrating climate change adaptation? .......................................................................5
 
Climate sensitivity check ..................................................................................................................................6
 
Basic project screening .....................................................................................................................................8
 
When should I use this Toolkit? .......................................................................................................................8
 
What will this Toolkit help me to do?...............................................................................................................9
 
What won’t this Toolkit help me do? ...............................................................................................................9
 
Key Concepts for Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into Projects .......................................................... 10
 
Climate Change .............................................................................................................................................. 10
 
Vulnerability to Climate Change .................................................................................................................... 10
 
Adaptive Capacity .......................................................................................................................................... 11
 
Resilience ....................................................................................................................................................... 12
 
Hazard ............................................................................................................................................................ 12
 
Sustainable Livelihoods ................................................................................................................................. 12
 
Adaptation to Climate Change ...................................................................................................................... 13
 
Using the Toolkit ................................................................................................................................................ 14
 
Using the Toolkit to Integrate Climate Change Adaptation into the Project Cycle ....................................... 14
 
Using the Project Document Checklists ......................................................................................................... 15
 
Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into the Project Cycle ........................................................................ 16
 
Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into the Project Cycle: Analysis ..................................................... 16
 
Recommended Tools for Analysis............................................................................................................ 17
 
Recommended Resources for Analysis .................................................................................................... 17
 
Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into the Project Cycle: Design ........................................................ 18
 
Recommended Tools for Design .............................................................................................................. 19
 
Recommended Resources for Design ...................................................................................................... 19
 
Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into the Project Cycle: Implementation ........................................ 19
 
Recommended Tools for Implementation .............................................................................................. 20
 
Recommended Resources for Implementation....................................................................................... 20
 
Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into the Project Cycle: Ongoing Function - Information &Knowledge Management .............................................................................................................................. 20
 
Recommended Tools for Information & Knowledge Management ........................................................ 21
 
Recommended Resources for Information & Knowledge Management ................................................ 21
 
Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into Projects: Key Issues to Consider ................................................. 22
 
Key Issues to Consider: Analysis .................................................................................................................... 22
 
Key Issues to Consider: Design ...................................................................................................................... 22
 
Key Issues to Consider: Implementation ....................................................................................................... 23
 
Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into Projects: Step-by-Step Guidance ................................................ 24
 
Step-by-Step Guidance on Analysis ............................................................................................................... 24
 
Past and current climate context ............................................................................................................ 24
 
Future changes to climate context due to climate change ..................................................................... 26
 
Livelihoods-climate linkages for different groups within the community .............................................. 28
 
Institutional and policy environment related to climate change ............................................................ 30
 
Underlying causes of vulnerability to climate change, including poverty, gender and marginalisation. 32
 
Information and knowledge management for project analysis: Process of gathering data (bothquantitative and qualitative), synthesising information and validating the analysis .............................. 35
 
Step-by-Step Guidance on Design ................................................................................................................. 36
 
Adaptation to climate change reflected in project objectives and expected results .............................. 36
 
Assumptions and risk mitigation strategies in the context of climate change ........................................ 37
 
 
3Climate-resilient livelihoods .................................................................................................................... 38
 
Disaster risk reduction ............................................................................................................................. 40
 
Developing local capacity on longer-term adaptation beyond immediate coping mechanisms ............ 42
 
Addressing underlying causes of vulnerability to climate change .......................................................... 44
 
Creating an enabling policy and institutional environment for adaptation ............................................ 46
 
Information and knowledge management in project design: Process .................................................... 48
 
Information & knowledge management in project design: Developing effective knowledge sharing andmonitoring & evaluation (M&E) strategies ............................................................................................. 49
 
Information & knowledge management in project design: Developing indicators to monitor changes inadaptive capacity for different groups during project implementation ................................................. 50
 
Step-by-Step Guidance on Implementation .................................................................................................. 52
 
Establishing appropriate partnerships to achieve expected results ....................................................... 52
 
Incorporating emergency preparedness measures ................................................................................. 54
 
Information & knowledge management in implementation: Monitoring context and adjusting projectapproach .................................................................................................................................................. 55
 
Documentation and dissemination of project approach, results and lessons ........................................ 56
 
Quick Links ......................................................................................................................................................... 58
 
Tools for Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into Projects.................................................................... 58
 
Summary of Adaptation Tools and When to Use Them ................................................................................ 58
 
Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis (CVCA) Handbook .............................................................. 58
 
Community-Based Risk Screening Tool – Adaptation and Livelihoods (CRiSTAL) ................................... 59
 
Climate Change and Environmental Degradation Risk and Adaptation Assessment (CEDRA)................ 60
 
Framework of Milestones and Indicators for Community-Based Adaptation (CBA) ............................... 61
 
Climate Context Monitoring Tool ............................................................................................................ 61
 
The National Adaptive Capacity Framework (NAC) ................................................................................. 62
 
Recommended Resources ................................................................................................................................. 63
 
Analysis .......................................................................................................................................................... 63
 
Design ............................................................................................................................................................ 63
 
Implementation ............................................................................................................................................. 64
 
Information & Knowledge Management....................................................................................................... 64
 
Project Document Checklists ............................................................................................................................. 65
 
Case Studies ....................................................................................................................................................... 66
 
Frequently Asked Questions .............................................................................................................................. 67
 

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