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To help its clients understand and respond to the risks of climate change, IFC is developing best practices in assessing private sector risk and adaptation strategies.

Climate Risk and Adaptation

 

We know that climate change and its impacts pose a series of risks to all private sector companies, including IFC clients, yet the question still remains - how to approach and mitigate those risks?


This is a question that has largely gone unaddressed due to the lack of baseline information, methodology and tools for making strategic decisions. Methodologies do exist for assessing some of the risks, but not with data and tools tailored to the needs of private sector investors and government decision makers, especially those in developing countries.


To help its clients understand and respond to the risks of climate change, IFC is developing best practices in assessing private sector risk and adaptation strategies.


In 2008, IFC initiated the Climate Risk Program, a series of pilot studies that analyzes climate risks and adaptation options for projects taken from different sectors and regions. The studies’ focus are private sector projects but with a significant emphasis on the cooperation and synergies with the public sector, research institutions and  civil society. An overview of the findings from the first three studies were published in Climate Risk and Business.


Full studies by region can be found following the links below. The most recent studies are signaled.

 

 

 

  

        REGIONS

 

 

 

SECTORS

South Asia

 

 

 

 

Sub-Saharan 

Africa

 

 

 

Latin America 

and the 

Caribbean

  

 

Europe 

and 

Central Asia

 

 

Middle East 

and 

North Africa

 

 

East Asia 

and

 Pacific

 

 

Hydropower

Nepal

Zambia

 

 

 

 

Agribusiness

 

Ghana

 

 

 

 

Ports

 

 

Colombia

 

 

 

Manufacturing

 

 

 

 

Pakistan

 

 

 

         

            GLOBAL PUBLICATIONS
Pilot Climate Change Adaptation Market Study: Turkey  

Enabling Environment for Private Sector Adaptation:       

An Index Assessment Framework

 

Climate Risk and Financial Institutions: Challenges and Opportunities

 

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