Landscape of tools

To further analyse the climate compatible tools, they were divided based on a series of criteria. These included area of focus (for e.g. adaptation and mitigation), geographical scope, accessibility in terms of cost, training and implementation requirements.

The selected tools have been grouped into seven broad categories using widely recognised groupings in the adaptation and mitigation communities (see diagram below):

  1. Adaptation assessment and process guidance tools
  2. Adaptation data and information tools
  3. Adaptation knowledge sharing tools
  4. Assessment of mitigation / resource potential
  5. Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and energy models
  6. Low carbon development / technology platforms or databases
  7. Low Emission Development Strategies
  8. Technology Needs Assessments

Organisation of categories of tools and methodologies according to typology of key objectives (colours), key areas, policy cycle stages

These categories have also been broken into different typology (i.e. types of tool based on function, like data and information sharing) and key areas (key concepts of climate compatible development). All the categories have been mapped across the policy cycle stages.

What are the key findings?

The following section discusses some of the key findings that have emerged from analysing these tools.