Climate Safeguards System (CSS): Climate Screening and Adaptation Review & Evaluation Procedures Booklet


General Information:

Author: African Development Bank Group (AfDB)

Year of publication: 2012

Available languages: English

Details of Assessment:

Type of assessment: Vulnerability assessment

Details: Enables to screen projects in vulnerable sectors for climate change risks and identify appropriate adaptation measures

Format of assessment: Guideline

Details: Includes a help desk to enable bank staff using CSS

Estimated costs for conducting: No information

Estimated duration of assessment: To be conducted during preparation of projects

To be carried out by whom: Private individuals and firms

Details: Bank staff

Institutional scale of use: Multiple (see details)

Details: Tool applies to investment projects of banks and can cover different institutional levels

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

Details: Development cooperation

Output: Report

Details: Scorecards


Coverage & Methodology:

Region of origin: Africa

Developed by which sector: Development cooperation

Applied in practice: Yes

Geographic coverage in analysis: Africa

Potential geographic coverage: Worldwide, web-tool just applicable in Africa

Sectors covered: Agriculture, Energy sector, Infrastructure, Water sector

Method used: Other (see details)

Description of methodology: The Method has two components Step 1: Climate screening: scorecards are being provided depending on the sector the project should cover and are rated through predefined answering options to certain questions. Step 2: Adaptation review and evaluation procedures

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: Secondary (available data is used)

Details: Climate screening: no data needed; only knowledge of the project, country the project is located in and sector it should cover, knowledge of geography of the country; no climate change knowledge is required

Temporal scale: Forward looking

Participatory elements: No

Consideration of interconnectedness and -dependencies of risks: No

Adressing uncertainty: No

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

Relevance for losses and damages:

Economic/Non-Economic losses incorporated: No information

Applicability for entire risk spectrum (from extreme weather events to slow onset processes): No information


Recommendations for Adaptation measures included in Climate Risk Assessment: Yes

Applied by whom: African Development Bank Group

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