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What is the rationale behind Climate Change Knowledge Portal (CCKP)?

The Climate Change Knowledge Portal (CCKP) is the hub for climate-related information, data, and tools for the World Bank Group (WBG). The Portal provides an online platform from which access and analyze comprehensive data related to climate change and development. Climate data aggregations are currently offered at national, sub-national, and watershed scales. The successful integration of scientific information in decision making often depends on the use of flexible frameworks, appropriate data, and informative tools that can provide comprehensive information to a wide range of users, allowing them to apply scientific information to the design of a project or policy.

What does the CCKP entail? 

The CCKP is a web-based platform built to enhance the understanding of our changing climate across different level of detail. Using the latest climate data and scientific research available, CCKP provides development practitioners with resources to explore, evaluate, synthesize, and learn about future climate scenarios, projected risks, and climate-related vulnerabilities at multiple levels of details.

The CCKP contains climate, disaster risk, and socio-economic datasets, as well as synthesis products, such as the Climate Risk Country Profiles, which are built and packaged for specific user-focused functions in a particular country or sector. The portal also provides intelligent links to other resources and tools.

What can users achieve using CCKP? 

  • Learn about climate at the global, national, sub-national and watershed levels.
  • Enhance knowledge on climate change related topics, including exposure, vulnerability, sectoral impacts, and adaptation options.
  • Assess, visualize, and download resourceful climate data and information.


Information in the CCKP is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal or scientific advice or service. The World Bank makes no warranties or representations, express or implied as to the accuracy or reliability of the CCKP or the data contained therein. A user of the CCKP should seek qualified expert for specific diagnosis and analysis of a particular project. Any use thereof or reliance thereon is at the sole and independent discretion and responsibility of the user. No conclusions or inferences drawn from the CCKP or relating to any aspect of any of the maps shown on the tool, should be attributed to the World Bank, its Board of Executive Directors, its Management, or any of its member countries.

The boundaries, colors, denominations, and other information shown on any map in the CCKP do not imply any judgment or endorsement on the part of the World Bank concerning the delimitation or the legal status of any territory or boundaries. In no event will the World Bank be liable for any form of damage arising from the application or misapplication of the CCKP, any data, any maps, or any associated materials.

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