Guidlines for Climate Proofing Investment in the Energy Sector


General Information:

Author: Asian Development Bank (ASB)

Year of publication: 2013

Available languages: English

Details of Assessment:

Type of assessment: Climate change adaptation assessment

Details: Including impact assessment, vulnerability assessment, and 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: Multiple (see details)

Details: National, regional, local/community, and project level

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

Details: Private and governmental investors

Output: Report


Coverage & Methodology:

Region of origin: Asia

Developed by which sector: Development cooperation

Applied in practice: Yes

Geographic coverage in analysis: Asia, Pacific Islands

Potential geographic coverage: Asia and the Pacific

Sectors covered: Energy sector, Agriculture

Method used: Mixed method approach

Description of methodology: The methodology includes 6 sets of activities and 20 underlying steps: Project screening and scoping; Impact assessment; Vulnerability assessment; Adaptation assessment; Implementation arrangements; Monitoring and evaluation

Risk framework used: AR4

Risk components incorporated: Selected (please specify)

Details: Exposure and vulnerability

Hazards and impacts considered in the assessment: Extreme temperatures, Drought, Wildfire, Flood, Storm

Source of required data: Primary and secondary

Details: Historical climate data, climate scenario data, current climate data

Temporal scale: Current, Forward looking

Participatory elements: Yes

Details: Community participation

Consideration of interconnectedness and -dependencies of risks: Yes

Adressing uncertainty: Yes

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

Relevance for losses and damages:

Economic/Non-Economic losses incorporated: Economic

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


Recommendations for Adaptation measures included in Climate Risk Assessment: Yes

Details: Recommendations for investments in the engery sector

Usefulness for political purposes: Improved understanding of climate change impacts to be used to incorporate climate change considerations into energy planning and policy at the country level

Applied by whom: ADB

Open access: Yes