Screening should be based on knowledge of the project location and components, sector expertise, as well as climate and disaster risk information from global, quality-controlled sources. These include:
The Climate Change Knowledge Portal is the World Bank’s ‘one stop shop’ for global data on both historic and future climate trends, vulnerabilities, and sectoral impacts for all countries. Country Adaptation and Risk profiles and subnational data are also available.
ThinkHazard! developed by the World Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), provides historic hazard level ratings for all countries and sub-national units. Rated hazards including extreme heat, water scarcity, flooding, earthquakes, landslides, tsunamis, cyclones, and wildfires, can help identify a project location’s baseline exposure to risks.
National meteorological agencies often provide more localized climate information. To access these, search by country via the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) member page.
Project teams typically screen their projects at concept stage and update their screening as more project information/details become available.