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Climatelinks Toolbox 2018
Are you curious about new climate and development tools? Our team selected a variety of handy tools to put in an end-of-year “toolbox” for the Climatelinks community. These tools cover a range of topics from how to address issues related to water and conflict, energy tools in efficiency training and long-term alternative planning, and climate risk management. Take a look at the following tools you don’t want to miss:
The Water & Conflict toolkit explores the linkages between water resource management and conflict, as well as opportunities for peacebuilding. It also includes a Rapid Appraisal Guide, which can help identify and evaluate the conflict risk and peacebuilding potential of water programs.
This toolkit guides utilities in coastal and small island states with identification and assessment of climate change impacts, including water availability from surface and groundwater resources, flood and drought, and saline intrusion.
The toolkit offers top-down and bottom-up approaches to address a range of financial and technical needs. Overall, this guide aims to help utilities build their own understanding and capacities for dealing with climate change.
In an easy-to-use format, this tool lays out in a concise way how climate change considerations can strengthen and integrate with sectors such as agriculture, infrastructure, health, and economic growth. For each sector, the tool explains direct and indirect impacts to climate stresses and shares adaptation responses and mitigation opportunities.
These tools improve effectiveness and sustainability of programs by helping the user assess and address climate risk. They support the documentation required by the Mandatory References Climate Change in USAID Strategies and Climate Risk Management for USAID Projects and Activities. You can also access a companion guide to incorporate climate risk management into monitoring, evaluation, learning and adaptive management processes, and knowledge management.
The tool’s sector-specific annexes include illustrative examples of how climate change may impact that sector, as well as questions that can be asked during climate risk assessment. The tool is also available in Spanish.
This toolkit is part of the USAID Energy Toolbox, It provides information on how to scale up energy efficiency programs, including a step-by-step roadmap for energy efficiency program design and implementation, detailed implementation tracks for a variety of energy efficiency programs, case studies, and much more!
LEAP is a widely-used software tool for energy policy analysis and climate change mitigation assessment. LEAP can track energy consumption, production, and resource extraction in all sectors of an economy. This tool also accounts for both energy sector and non-energy sector greenhouse gas emission sources, as well as emissions of local and regional air pollutants.
This blog is the second blog in a three-part series covering content that was added to Climatelinks in 2018 but not featured.