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Hands-on Energy Adaptation Toolkit (HEAT)

The Hands-on Energy Adaptation Toolkit (HEAT) is designed to lead you through as assessment of climate vulnerabilities and adaptation options in the energy sector of your country. HEAT can help you raise awareness among key stakeholders and initiate 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. It draws on experience and published guidance from the United Kingdom and Australia, as well as existing research and literature. It was developed by the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP).

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.

View the toolkit here: Hands-on Energy Adaptation Toolkit.