Managing for Climate Risk: Approaches and Perspectives from the World Bank, USAID, International Finance Corporation and Inter-American Development Bank

A changing and more variable climate, bringing with it increasingly frequent, longer and more severe droughts, heat waves, floods and extreme weather events, is putting the most vulnerable populations at higher risk of disease, displacement, and loss of livelihoods. Climate change also threatens to undermine development interventions aimed at improving the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable populations. To improve resilience to both current and future climate, as well as safeguard development gains, several leading organizations within the international development community have implemented processes to manage climate risk at various levels from high-level country strategies to specific project activities.

At the June, 2018 Adaptation Community Meeting, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, and the Inter-American Development Bank came together to discuss each organization’s current and emerging approaches to climate risk management. The discussion highlighted each organization’s approach, initiatives to track and assess the effectiveness of climate risk management, lessons learned, and ideas for the future.

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Becky Chacko, Senior Climate Change Integration Specialist, USAID

Ana Bucher, Senior Climate Change Specialist, World Bank

David Gibson, Senior Environmental and Social Risk Management Specialist, International Finance Corporation

Maricarmen Esquivel Gallegos, Climate Change Specialist, InterAmerican Development Bank

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Questions Submitted

Dr. Illakkuvan

Submitted 5:39 am, October 12, 2018

Climate change also threatens to undermine development interventions aimed at improving the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable populations.


Submitted 8:01 pm, October 9, 2018

The statement which says, Building Regulation has a crucial role to play in reducing risk- which regulations are this refer to? I wish to to comment on this statement that whatever regulations are there, always their are risks associated with them as well.


Submitted 4:27 am, September 17, 2018

Are we suppose to click anything to enter register here?


Submitted 6:44 am, September 14, 2018

Awareness in Climate Change has not yet properly touched upon even the top management level in South Asia especially in India let the common people. Hence it is extreamely important to sensitize the Governments about the impact of climate change, and Hazard -Risk and Vulnerability assesment.


Submitted 8:04 pm, October 9, 2018

I do tend to believe that despite our initiation to reduce risks in the area of climate change, the technology seems to be also increasing in a vast increasing rate. When population increases, knowledge increases and thus also increases the risks.


Submitted 8:28 am, September 13, 2018

The Approach is great. Nepal should also adopt new principles to sustain else otherwise suffers a lot during those effect


Submitted 7:03 am, September 4, 2018


Jesús Manuel

Submitted 6:51 am, August 29, 2018



Submitted 1:49 am, August 28, 2018


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