What is the rationale behind Climate Change Knowledge Portal (CCKP)?
In an effort to serve as the hub for climate-related information, data, and tools, the World Bank (WB) created the Climate Change Knowledge Portal (CCKP). The Portal provides an online platform for access to comprehensive global, regional, and country data related to climate change and development. The successful integration of scientific information in decision making often depends on the use of flexible frameworks, data, and tools that can provide comprehensive information to a wide range of users, allowing them to evaluate how to apply the scientific information to the design of a project or policy.
What does the CCKP entail?
The CCKP provides a web-based platform to assist in capacity building and knowledge development. The portal aims to provide development practitioners with a resource to explore, evaluate, synthesize, and learn about climate-related vulnerabilities and risks at multiple levels of details. Using climate science research results to inform the decision making process concerning policies or specific measures needed to tackle climate impacts, or even to understand low carbon development processes, is often a difficult, yet crucial, undertaking.
The CCKP contains environmental, disaster risk, and socio-economic datasets, as well as synthesis products, such as the Climate Adaptation Country Profiles and Climate Smart Agriculture 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.
The CCKP consists of spatially and temporally referenced data. Users are able to evaluate climate-related vulnerabilities, risks, and actions for a particular location on the globe by interpreting climate and climate-related data at different levels of details.
What can users achieve using CCKP?
- Learn about climate and climate related datasets at the global, regional, and country level.
- Enhance knowledge on climate change related topics, including exposure, vulnerability, sectoral impacts, and adaptation options.
- Assess, visualize, and download resourceful climate data and information.
The CCKP team acknowledges the partial financial contribution from the multi-donor trust fund for Climate Resilient and Low Carbon Development (CRLD).
In addition, the CCKP team is grateful to the:
- The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) for processing the climate data;
- The International Research Institute (University of Columbia) for their analytical support and the developments of MapRooms;
- The European Space Agency (ESA)’s Earth Observation for Sustainable Development (EO4SD) initiative’s dedicated activity cluster on Climate Resilience for access to earth-observation datasets critical for climate change monitoring.
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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