This report describes the development of a screening framework to assist
with assessment of climate change impacts and integration of adaptation
into development projects. It comprises a systematic step-by-step
process for assessing climate change impacts and adaptation responses.
The framework has 3 phases: (1) Rapid qualitative analysis of the
development project under consideration to identify potential climate
change impacts and climate-sensitive components. (2) Semi-quantitative
analysis of impacts and quantitative analysis of adaptation options to
determine their costs and benefits. (3) Adaptation options assessment to
inform decision making. In the report, the screening framework proposed
is applied to a set of four case studies of water sector projects in
The screening framework provides the iterative base for a cycle of
learning involving testing, discussion, refinement and re-testing.
Importantly, it serves as a means to promote debate over how development
investments in China can integrate the management of climate change
impacts in the future.
This resource was produced by TI-UP – a DFID-funded resource centre for
technology, infrastructure and urban planning, managed by IMC Worldwide
Jun, X.; Holman, I.; Tanner, T. Screening for climate change adaptation: A process to assess and manage the potential impact of climate change on development projects and programmes in China. Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK (2007) 19 pp.