Dr Katharine Vincent is in Abidjan this week to present climate mainstreaming guidelines to the African Development Bank. Following the decision to screen all potential bank-funded projects for climate risks, the guidelines have been developed specifically for the water and sanitation sector to enable task managers to design climate-resilient projects that pass the screening process. In addition to climate-proofing investments, in order to also encourage the inclusion of upstream and downstream adaptation measures, the guideline contains information on climate finance sources that are available to cover costs of supplementary elements.
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