Aware for Projects


General Information:

Author: Acclimatise

Year of publication: 2011

Available languages: English

Details of Assessment:

Type of assessment: Comprehensive impact and risk assessment

Details: Analyses components of risk (hazard, exposure) for a given context

Format of assessment: Web tool

Details: Cloud-based software

Estimated costs for conducting: Subscription license to pay

Estimated duration of assessment: Up to 5 minutes

To be carried out by whom: Private individuals and firms

Details: Anyone who has information about the planned project

Institutional scale of use: Multiple (see details)

Details: From local, private sector entities to government sector

Assesment to be used by which target audience: Multiple actors

Details: Wide range of government and private sectors, including financial services, extractive industries, local governments, retailers managing their supply chains

Output: Report


Coverage & Methodology:

Region of origin: Europe

Developed by which sector: Private sector

Applied in practice: Yes

Geographic coverage in analysis: Worldwide

Potential geographic coverage: Worldwide

Sectors covered: Not sector specific

Details: Comprehensive, no sectoral specification

Method used: Other (see details)

Description of methodology: Combines output of climate modelling (CMIP5) with data about the sensitivity of the project to generate a risk rating for each hazard

Risk framework used: No explicit use of risk framework

Risk components incorporated: Hazard, exposure

Hazards and impacts considered in the assessment: All hazards

Source of required data: Secondary (available data is used)

Details: Tool connects automatically to available model outputs (CMIP5) and datasets, few observation data

Temporal scale: Forward looking

Participatory elements: No

Details: Tool guides through a set of questions, no implication of stakeholders necessary

Consideration of interconnectedness and -dependencies of risks: Partly

Details: Converts climate change, environmental and disaster risks into easy-to-digest outputs

Adressing uncertainty: Yes

Details: Temperature: number of models agreeing on projected change; Precipitation: how many models agree upon the direction of change

Scope of assessment: Identification of risks

Details: Aware for Projects will generate a detailed report to guide further discussions and assessments of climate risk

Relevance for losses and damages:

Economic/Non-Economic losses incorporated: No information

Details: No clear mention of consideration of non-economic losses, work with thresholds which might be met by changes in climatic parameters

Applicability for entire risk spectrum (from extreme weather events to slow onset processes): Yes


Recommendations for Adaptation measures included in Climate Risk Assessment: No

Usefulness for political purposes: No indication, but rather for awareness raising and won't replace a real risk assessment

Applied by whom: Mainly development banks

Open access: Only brochure of the digital tool is open access