District Climate and Energy Plans (DCEP) Preparation Guideline


General Information:

Author: Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC), Stiftung Neue Verantwortung (SNV), UK Aid

Year of publication: 2011

Available languages: English

Details of Assessment:

Type of assessment: Climate change adaptation assessment

Format of assessment: Guideline

Estimated costs for conducting: No information

Estimated duration of assessment: No information

To be carried out by whom: Consultants (climate experts)

Institutional scale of use: Continental

Details: Local (district) and national level

Assesment to be used by which target audience: Local decision makers

Output: Report


Coverage & Methodology:

Region of origin: Asia

Developed by which sector: Development cooperation, State-run

Applied in practice: Yes

Geographic coverage in analysis: Asia

Potential geographic coverage: Nepal (district level)

Sectors covered: Energy sector

Method used: Mixed method approach

Description of methodology: The methodology includes: Preparatory phase (desk study, secondary data collection); Mobilisation interaction at district level (orientation/process planning workshop, data validation); Data collection (assessments for climate change, gender and social inclusion, energy needs, resources, institutions, technologies); Data analysis (information analysis); Findings report presentation and plan design workshop (preparation, presentation, planning); Finalisation; Endorsement; Implementation; Monitoring and evaluation

Risk framework used: No explicit use of risk framework

Details: Equation of hazards and risks

Risk components incorporated: Hazard

Hazards and impacts considered in the assessment: Cyclone (including tropical storm, hurricane and typhoon), Drought, Extreme rainfall, Extreme temperatures, Flood, Storm

Details: Data on demography and settlement patterns and disaggregated data from a GSI perspective, the distribution of services and facilities, energy infrastructure, access improvement priorities, gender and social inclusion and climate data

Participatory elements: Yes

Details: District level workshops and focus group are preferred methods of data collection

Consideration of interconnectedness and -dependencies of risks: No information

Adressing uncertainty: No information

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

Details: Expand coordination and service provision of renewable energy at the district level, identifying opportunities for energy to contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation. The plans also intend to mainstream gender and social inclusion into energy planning and processes

Relevance for losses and damages:

Economic/Non-Economic losses incorporated: None

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

Details: Identifying opportunities where energy can contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation

Usefulness for political purposes: The Guideline is expected to support the relevant institutions/organisations and individuals to carry out climate change adaptive renewable energy planning and its implementation

Applied by whom: APEC - Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation of Nepal

Open access: Yes