Economics of Climate Adaptation (ECA): Guidebook for Practitioners

Souvignet, Maxime, Wieneke, Florian, Mueller, Lea and Bresch, David N., Economics of Climate Adaptation (ECA): Guidebook for Practitioners, (Frankfurt am Main: KfW Group, KfW Development Bank, 2016).

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  • Author Souvignet, Maxime
    Wieneke, Florian
    Mueller, Lea
    Bresch, David N.
    Title Economics of Climate Adaptation (ECA): Guidebook for Practitioners
    Series Title Materials on Development Financing
    Publication Date 2016
    Place of Publication Frankfurt am Main
    Publisher KfW Group, KfW Development Bank
    Edition 1
    Pages 100
    Language eng
    Abstract There is a growing consensus that climate change impacts should be considered in the development of adaptation strategies by decision makers at all levels. This requires identifying cost-efficient adaptation measures, resulting from a structured risk management approach. The Economics of Climate Adaptation (ECA) approach offers a unique contribution, which combines risk assessment, adaptation measures and risk transfer. Its results allow a flexible identification of cost-effective climate adaptation measures for a variety of projects and sectors. Recently, KfW decided to implement two pilot studies in Bangladesh and El Salvador using the ECA methodology. The main objectives were to support decision makers in developing their adaptation strategy and to develop a climate adaptation measures investment portfolio. Following the evaluation of these two pilot studies, the need to develop a document for practitioners has arisen. The ECA Guidebook aims at filling this gap while complementing the already existing ECA documentation and tools. This Guidebook is tailored for practitioners of developing projects, which promote resilience in developing countries. It aims also at 1) exploring whether ECA methodology is appropriate to the project’s goals and 2) offering step-by-step guidance while using the ECA methodology.
    Keyword Adaptation
    Climate risk management
    Risk assessment
    Decision support
    Copyright Holder KfW Group, KfW Development Bank
    Copyright Year 2016
    Copyright type All rights reserved
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