The following resources are recommended as supplemental background that may be useful to project teams in applying the screening tools.
Climate change data
- The World Bank’s Climate Change Knowledge Portal (CCKP) provides historical and future climate and climate-related datasets.
- The CCKP’s Country Adaptation and Risk Profiles synthesize and distill datasets for the purposes of the screening tool.
- The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group I’s contribution to the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report presents the latest (as of summer 2014) in observed climate changes and future climate projections.
Climate change impacts on coasts
- Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4°C Warmer World Must be Avoided is a World Bank report focused on the impacts of climate change on developing countries.
- Turn Down the Heat: Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts and the Case for Resilience builds on the previous report and focuses on impacts in Sub-Saharan Africa, South East Asia and South Asia.
- Turn Down the Heat : Confronting the New Climate Normal is a World Bank Report that builds on previous reports and focuses on impacts to development in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, and parts of Europe and Central Asia.
- IPCC Technical Paper VI – “Climate Change and Water” provides an in-depth analysis of observed and projected changes in climate as they relate to water.
- The U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) “Flood Control Structures:Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Infrastructure" summarizes climate stressors on flood infrastructure.
- Generic Framework for Meso-scale Assessment of Climate Change Hazards in Coastal Environments, Lars Rosendahl Appelquist published by the Journal of Coastal Conservation, provides information on the degree to which key climate change hazards are inherent in a particular coastal environment.
Coastal climate vulnerability and adaptation options
- Adapting to Coastal Climate Change: A Guidebook for Development Planners, published by USAID, explains the critical factors of a coastal vulnerability assessment, including climate change projections, exposure, sensitivity, and adaptive capacity. The guide also offers strategies for mainstreaming coastal vulnerability and adaptation into public planning, budgeting, and policies.
- How Resilient is your Coastal Community? A Guide for Evaluating Coastal Community Resilience to Tsunamis and other Hazards, published by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) contains detailed steps to assess coastal community resilience, focusing on the non-structural components of coastal flood protection measures.
- Coastal Hazards and Climate Change: A Guidance Manual for Local Government in New Zealand, published by the New Zealand’s Ministry of the Environment, is intended for coastal development planning. It explores the climate change impacts by coastline type, lays out a risk assessment framework, and explains methods to reduce coastal risk.
- Handbook of Current and Next Generation Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment Tools, published by the European Commission-funded BASIC Project, identifies models that can be used for impact and vulnerability assessments in the water resources sector and evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of each model.