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1 AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK GROUP TOM DOWNING Climate Safeguard System: Screening projects in the African Development Bank

2 OVERVIEW OF CSS

3 BASED ON THE PROJECT CYCLE Task Managers are faced with a well-defined project cycle and outputs. Projects must meet investment safeguarding standards. Country planning is a scoping exercise that involves more than one stakeholder and bringing together a wealth of information for the Bank's planning but also for public use.

4 CLIMATE CONTEXT Envelopes of climate change: Uncertain futures

5 KNOWLEDGE BASE

6 With Climate Systems Analysis Group, University of Cape Town: Agroecological zones Downscaled climate envelopes at the station level Templates for describing climate information for country strategy and at station-project level Supporting documents & links

7 CLIMATE SCREENING TOOL Purpose: Determine what additional measures are required Outcome: Assignment of a project into one of three categories Method: Sectoral scorecards

8 CLIMATE SCREENING

9 Principles behind the screening tool Designed with the Bank and for their portfolio in Africa Easy and quick to apply Highly transparent process Simple but not simplistic Additive scoring NOT dependent on projected climate impacts NOT lengthy all-risk assessment

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11 SCORING AND PROJECT CATEGORIES

12 Project category definitions

13 ADAPTATION PROCEDURES Purpose: Incorporate adaptation plans into project design Outcome: Selected measures for project documents Method: Filtering of purpose, components and activities based on simple criteria

14 AREP

15 PRINCIPLES Highly transparent: Bank has control over the process Time spent in mainstreaming adaptation is proportionate to the project category Cost of adaptation activities is proportionate to financial risks Driven by planning outputs and robust decision-making despite climate uncertainties NOT prescriptive: many possible adaptation plans for a project NOT driven by uncertain climate scenarios NOT forcing all projects to conduct full climate audits

16 STEPS FOR THE 3 CATEGORIES

17 SELECT PURPOSE & COMPONENTS

18 SELECT ACTIVITIES

19 COMPLETE THE RLF

20 CSS AND TRACKING AID Transparency: Fully managed by the Bank Accountability: Documents each step of the analysis as operational safeguard Results: Proactive management of projects to achieve climate resilience Tracking finance: Proportion assigned to additional climate finance is relative to category of project

21 AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK GROUP Thanks! Partners: CSAG, UCT Atkins (water) iSpace (tools)

22 FOUNDATIONS The Climate Risk Management and Adaptation Strategy sets a target to screen 80% of the Bank's projects by 2012 Implemented through the Climate Change Action Plan

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25 CATEGORY THRESHOLDS The total score enables us to classify a project in one of the three categories.

26 USE CASES Timothy works in the AfDB. He has received a project proposal and been assigned to… Use cases are a formal method in software design Actor + Decision environment + Outcome We have run hundreds of use cases at every stage to ensure our methods provide solutions to specific tasks in the Bank's project cycle


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