Review of climate screening approaches and tools for agricultural investment: Areas for action and opportunities to add value
This working paper (PDF) from CGIAR CCAFS gives a review of current climate screening approaches and tools that several major development investors have put in place in recent years. The report focuses on their approaches to screening investments in agriculture and food security. The aim was to understand various approaches to climate screening, identify current issues and common threads and themes among them. In general, climate screening tools and approaches appear to be fairly well-developed and integrated in development processes. However, there is certainly room for improvement in facilitating the incorporation of relevant climate data into screening tools and ensuring that users are well-trained and oriented into climate screening for agriculture. Furthermore, there is a need for guidance and resources to support users in making more effective use existing tools. Also additional evidence is needed on synergies between adaptation, mitigation and development. Additionally, there is an opportunity to assist donors through the development of guidance resources related to agriculture, targeted at people’s expectations related to climate data and how to use it appropriately. Conceptual guidance related to this could prove beneficial to users of climate screening tools and approaches.
Also read this blog by CGIAR CCAFS that discusses the working paper.