Hands-on Energy Adaptation Toolkit (HEAT)

Toolkit to support the assessment of climate vulnerabilities and adaptation options in the energy sector

Hands-on Energy Adaptation Toolkit (HEAT) is designed to support assessments of climate vulnerabilities and adaptation options in the energy sector of a country. The process should be guided by an Assignment Management Team including experts from several fields.

HEAT aims to help raise awareness among key stakeholders and to initiate a dialogue on energy sector adaptation. HEAT uses a bottom-up, stakeholder-based, qualitative/semi-quantitative risk-assessment approach to discuss and identify risks, adaptation measures, and their costs and benefits. HEAT’s climate vulnerability assessment framework puts stakeholders at the heart of the decision-making process and involves:

  • climate risk screening of the energy sector to identify and prioritize hazards, current vulnerabilities, and risks from projected climate changes out to the year 2050
  • identification of adaptation options to reduce overall vulnerability
  • a high-level cost benefit analysis of key physical adaptation options.

HEAT identifies key direct risks to energy supply and demand, and options for where to establish adaptation focused subsequent in-depth analyses. It also identifies additional research needed to better understand the implications of extreme climatic events for the energy sector as well as potential indirect impacts, such as possible adaptation actions in the agriculture sector that may affect energy supply. Geographic focus is currently Albania and Uzbekistan.


None needed, though Assignment Management Team consisting of experts in several fields is needed
Using the tool: None to use the tool
Time needed:
3 months plus a variable amount of time depending on outcomes.

Accessing the tool

Online: PDF of total tool also in Russian
English, Russian
Xiaoping Wang, email: esmap@worldbank.org
Adaptation assessment and process guidance tools

Aid adaptation decision processes; evaluate the tool's effectiveness and efficiency, including which policy cycle stage it can be used in.

Area of focus
Adaptation 3, Mitigation 1, Development 2

Published by:

World Bank , Energy Sector Management Assistance Program


For use in Asia