Planning Process

The methodology for Climate Resilient Development shows 5 main categories, each divided into 5 sub-steps. Development work typically begins with a clear definition of the intended development goals. Usually the process is iterative and will involve several rounds of analysis. To simplify the navigation of content on the Climate-Smart Planning Platform, steps 1 and 2 (Climate monitoring and Projection; and Climate Impact Assessment) have been grouped together as “Climate Impact and Vulnerability Assessment.” Steps 3 and 4 (Development linkages; and Developing Adaption Measures) are grouped together as “Identification of Climate Resilience Measures”.

Climate Monitoring & Projection

  • Climate Monitoring and Analysis
  • Climate Change Projections & Modeling
  • Weather Monitoring & Information
  • Climate Services

Climate Impact Assessment

  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Fresh Water & Ecosystem services
  • Industry, Settlement and Society
  • Food, Forest, Coastal Systems
  • Human Health

Development Linkages

  • Poverty Reduction and economic growth
  • Regional Development
  • Food Security
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Social Cohesion

Developing Adaptation Measures

  • Identifying Adaptation Options
  • Adaptation Cost /Benefit Assessment
  • Analysis of Co-Benefits
  • Adaptation Technology DB
  • Adaptation Strategy and Roadmap

Integrated Policy & Planning

  • Climate-Resilient Development Plan
  • Climate Adaptation Finance
  • Climate Proofing and Screening
  • International & stakeholder Cooperation
  • Legal & Institutional Framework
The methodology for Low Carbon Development shows 5 main categories, each divided into 5 sub-steps. Development work typically begins with a clear definition of the development goals. Usually the process is iterative and will involve several rounds of analysis. To simplify the navigation of content on the Climate-Smart Planning Platform, steps 1 and 2 (GHG Information and Inventory, and GHG Emissions Analysis) have been grouped together as “GHG Inventory and Source/Activity Analysis.” Steps 3 and 4 (Improving Mitigation Potential, and Developing Mitigation Measures) are grouped together as “Identification & Quantification of Mitigation Alternatives.”

GHG Information & Inventory

  • Sources & Sinks
  • Emission Factors DB
  • GHG Inventory
  • Reporting & NC
  • GHG Information Management

GHG Emissions Analysis

  • National & Regional Emissions
  • Sectoral Emissions & Int'l Trade
  • Non Energy-related Emissions
  • Local Air Pollution
  • Emission Forecasting

Improving Mitigation Potential

  • Climate Technologies DB
  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Energy Efficiency Technologies
  • Green Industry
  • Mitigation Cost Assessment
  • Analysis of Co-Benefits

Developing Mitigation Measures

  • Technology Policy
  • Industrial Competitiveness
  • Carbon Pricing: Taxes, Permits
  • Flexible Mechanisms
  • Climate Change Mitigation Finance

Integrated Policy & Planning

  • Integrated Assessments
  • Legal & Institutional Framework
  • Green Fiscal Reform
  • Carbon Economy
  • Trade & Climate Change