CEDRA Climate change and Environmental Degradation Risk and Adaptation assessment


General Information:

Author: Tearfund

Year of publication: 2009

Available languages: English French Spanish Portuguese Arabic Bangla Burmese Nepali Urdu

Details of Assessment:

Type of assessment: Comprehensive impact and risk assessment

Format of assessment: Guideline

Estimated costs for conducting: No information

Estimated duration of assessment: At least 22 working days

To be carried out by whom: Multiple actors

Details: Development practitioners (can be done in collaboration between different agencies) or consultants

Institutional scale of use: Multiple (see details)

Details: Tool targets development cooperation projects and project locations

Assesment to be used by which target audience: Others (please specify)

Details: Development practitioners

Output: Report


Coverage & Methodology:

Region of origin: Europe

Developed by which sector: Development cooperation

Applied in practice: No information

Geographic coverage in analysis: Worldwide

Potential geographic coverage: Worldwide

Sectors covered: Not sector specific

Details: Design of development cooperation projects

Method used: Other (see details)

Description of methodology: Qualitative analysis: Detailled description of a step by step process to identify and prioritize hazards (scientific evidence and local knowledge should be considered), select adaptation options and prioritize options

Risk framework used: No explicit use of risk framework

Risk components incorporated: All

Hazards and impacts considered in the assessment: All hazards

Source of required data: Primary and secondary

Details: Suggestions are provided for additional data to the information provided by community

Temporal scale: Forward looking

Participatory elements: Partly

Details: Focus group meetings, stakeholder inclusion are encouraged

Consideration of interconnectedness and -dependencies of risks: Partly

Details: Depends on the depth of assessment

Adressing uncertainty: No

Scope of assessment: Identification of risks, assessment of impacts, identification of adaptation options, priorization of adaptation options, identification of limits to adaptation

Details: Consideration of unmanagable risks

Relevance for losses and damages:

Economic/Non-Economic losses incorporated: Both

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

Details: Depends on selection of hazards


Recommendations for Adaptation measures included in Climate Risk Assessment: Yes

Applied by whom: No information

Open access: Yes