Evidence on Demand was requested by DFID to carry out a climate and
environmental appraisal as part of the Business Case for the Rapid
Social Response Programme Multi-Donor Trust Fund (RSR-MDTF). The RSR
programme, established in 2009 by the World Bank in response to the
food, fuel and financial crisis, operates as a challenge fund designed
to enable rapid deployment of expertise in response to Government
(i) strengthen social protection systems;
(ii) build knowledge and skills to deliver social protection; and
(iii) protect basic services in times of crises.
The consultant developed and completed the draft climate and
environmental assessment by identifying high-level climate and
environmental impacts/opportunities and confirming the final risk
categorisation. Medium opportunities for climate change and the
environment were identified if the role of social protection in building
effective climate change adaptation is fostered.
Selby, S. Climate & environment assessment: Rapid social response multi donor trust fund. Evidence on Demand, UK (2012) 9 pp. [DOI: 10.12774/eod_HD026.dec2012.selby]