Vulnerability, Risk Reduction and Adaptation to Climate Change profiles provide a quick reference source for development practitioners to better integrate climate resilience in development planning and operations.View Profiles
“Climate change policies cannot be the frosting on the cake of development; they must be baked into the recipe of growth and social development.”
In an effort to serve as a 'one stop shop' for climate-related information, data, and tools, the World Bank created the Climate Change Knowledge Portal (CCKP), supported by the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery and others. The Portal provides an online tool for access to comprehensive global, regional, and country data related to climate change and development. The successful integration of scientific information in decision making often depends on the use of flexible frameworks, data, and tools that can provide comprehensive information to a wide range of users, allowing them to evaluate how to apply the scientific information to the design of a project or policy.
The CCKP provides a web-based platform to assist in capacity building and knowledge development. The aim of the portal is to help provide development practitioners with a resource to explore, evaluate, synthesize, and learn about climate related vulnerabilities and risks at multiple levels of details. Using climate science research results to inform the decision making process concerning policies or specific measures needed to tackle climate impacts, or even to understand low carbon development processes, is often a difficult, yet crucial, undertaking.
The CCKP contains environmental, disaster risk, and socio-economic datasets, as well as synthesis products, such as the Climate Adaptation Country Profiles, which are built and packaged for specific user-focused functions such as climate change indices for a particular country. The portal also provides intelligent links to other resources and tools.
The CCKP consists of spatially referenced data visualized on a Google Maps interface. Users are able to evaluate climate-related vulnerabilities, risks, and actions for a particular location on the globe by interpreting climate and climate-related data at different levels of details.
The Climate Change Knowledge Portal is the result of a close partnership between Climate Change Team from the Environment Department (ENVCC) and Information Systems (SDNIS) from the World Bank’s Sustainable Development Network and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR). Additional support was provided by the Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) and the Africa (AFR) and Middle East and Northern Africa (MNA) regions. We acknowledge the partial financial contribution from the Trust Fund for Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development (TFESSD).