Why build a Climate Resilience Assessment?
The Climate Resilience Assessment is a standardised and simple methodology for measuring impacts on household resilience to climate shocks.
Finance for climate adaptation in emerging markets is 5-10x below what is needed, and the gap is widening. One barrier to financing adaption has been the absence of clear metrics – how do investors know if they’ve built resilience?
At 60dB, we believe there is a lean way to measure resilience. For the last decade, our team has continuously tested ways to get climate-conscious investors relevant, affordable, and data-driven insights. Through focusing on things that social enterprises can actually impact, we give sector leaders – from bilateral donors to country governments – the data they need.
Our past work with the UN, published here, did just that; we evaluated the preemptive measures UN agencies took to prepare the Somalians for a long drought. Our lean resilience measurement strategy focuses on measuring impact—or changes to resilience—rather than diagnosing a household’s vulnerability to shocks. By developing standardized metrics, we’ve created a tool that can be used across different households, farming communities, and non-agricultural households, providing actionable insights to better improve their climate resilience.
Talk to us about the Climate Resilience Assessment if:
- You run a program to improve smallholder farmer wellbeing
- You want to demonstrate your impact on climate resilience
- You want to learn about how households experience climate shocks