Conduct the Strategy-Level Climate Risk Screening
Conducting a climate risk screening consists of three interrelated steps:
Design teams have flexibility in the approach and resources they use to conduct the screening. Using USAID’s Climate Risk Screening and Management Tool (CRM Tool) provides a systematic framework to help teams assess and address risks holistically. The tool’s sector-specific annexes provide examples of climate risks, CRM measures and opportunities. While missions can elect to use other approaches, the CRM tool has the added advantage of being similar in format to the mandatory table that must be included in the Climate Change Annex.
At the strategy level, missions are also required to assess the impacts of potential interventions on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Such an assessment is intended to ensure that mission activities take advantage of opportunities to contribute to climate change mitigation as appropriate for the country context. This is further addressed below and in phase 3 on incorporating the assessment findings.
CRM Resources for Conducting Climate Risk Screenings
- Climate Change in USAID Strategies: A Mandatory Reference for ADS Chapter 201
- Climate Risk Profiles & Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Fact Sheets
- Climate Risk Screening & Management Tool and associated sector-specific annexes
- Climate Risk Management: Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Knowledge Management guide
- Primer: Using Climate Information for Climate Risk Management
- Climate Risk Management in Action (examples of CRM)