The Climate and Disaster Risk Screening Tools


General Information:

Author: World Bank

Year of publication: 2015

Available languages: English

Details of Assessment:

Type of assessment: Comprehensive impact and risk assessment

Format of assessment: Web tool

Estimated costs for conducting: No information

Estimated duration of assessment: Only a few hours

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

Institutional scale of use: Multiple (see details)

Details: National, project level

Assesment to be used by which target audience: Multiple actors

Details: State level and local 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: Worldwide

Potential geographic coverage: Worldwide

Sectors covered: Agriculture, Energy sector, Finance sector, Health sector, Water sector, Commercial sector, Infrastructure

Details: ICT, Industry

Method used: Quantitative model

Description of methodology: The tool applies an Exposure–Impact–Adaptive capacity framework to characterize risks. Potential risks are identified by connecting information on climate and geophysical hazards with users’ subject matter expertise of project components (both physical and non-physical) and understanding of the broader sector and development context

Risk framework used: AR5

Details: Plus framework for vulnerability assessment used by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), with some modifications

Risk components incorporated: Exposure, sensitivity, adaptive capacity and risk

Hazards and impacts considered in the assessment: Extreme temperatures, Extreme rainfall, Flood, Sea level rise, Storm surge, Storm, Drought

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

Details: Information on subject matter and country context

Temporal scale: Forward looking

Participatory elements: No

Consideration of interconnectedness and -dependencies of risks: Partly

Details: Multiple hazards considered and combined

Adressing uncertainty: No

Scope of assessment: Identification of risks

Relevance for losses and damages:

Economic/Non-Economic losses incorporated: None

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

Details: Including both, SOE (sea level rise) and multiple EWE


Recommendations for Adaptation measures included in Climate Risk Assessment: No

Applied by whom: The World Bank

Open access: Yes