Hands-On Energy Adaptation Toolkit (HEAT)


General Information:

Author: The Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP), World Bank

Year of publication: 2010

Available languages: English

Details of Assessment:

Type of assessment: Climate change adaptation assessment

Format of assessment: Web tool

Estimated costs for conducting: About 200,000 USD

Estimated duration of assessment: 5-8 months (for 5 out of 8 stages, the duration of the remaining stages is context dependent)

To be carried out by whom: Multiple actors

Details: The assignment management team should include experts with knowledge of the country’s energy sector, energy asset performance, the effects of climatic and hydrological conditions on energy services, expertise in cost-benefit analysis, and skills in delivering participatory assessments

Institutional scale of use: National

Assesment to be used by which target audience: State level decision makers

Output: Report


Coverage & Methodology:

Region of origin: North America

Developed by which sector: Development cooperation

Applied in practice: Yes

Geographic coverage in analysis: Europe, Asia

Potential geographic coverage: National

Sectors covered: Energy sector

Method used: Other (see details)

Description of methodology: A stakeholder-based, semi quantified risk assessment of climate vulnerabilities and adaptation options involving a CBA

Risk framework used: No explicit use of risk framework

Risk components incorporated: Vulnerability, risk

Hazards and impacts considered in the assessment: All hazards

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

Details: Data on latest climate change trends and future projections, information on risks and adaptation options (critical thresholds, sensitivities, legislation, costs etc.)

Temporal scale: Current, Forward looking

Participatory elements: Yes

Details: The assessment is delivered through 2 key workshops with stakeholders and a series of related meetings: Workshop 1: Climate risks & vulnerabilities Workshop 2: Climate risk management & cost-benefit analysis

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, priorization of adaptation options

Details: It identifies options and assesses them via a CBA

Relevance for losses and damages:

Economic/Non-Economic losses incorporated: Economic

Details: Focus lays purely on losses for the energy sector

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

Details: It is not risk specific


Recommendations for Adaptation measures included in Climate Risk Assessment: Yes

Usefulness for political purposes: It can be very useful for political decision making with regards to energy policy, very clear guidelines and roadmaps

Applied by whom: ESMAP/ World Bank

Open access: Yes