These initial guidelines outline modalities for mainstreaming climate adaptation, on a pilot basis, in PARD operations. They provide a pathway through PARDâs strategy formulation, country programming, and project processing that will enable effective adaptation mainstreaming in a pragmatic manner. The guidelines focus on key tools for the mainstreaming process: the country strategy and program (CSP) climate profile (CP), and the project adaptation brief (PAB). The CSP-CP will provide an assessment of a CSP or a country strategy and program update (CSPU) in terms of climate sensitivity. The CP will also provide a preliminary classification of climate sensitivity at the level of CSPU lending and TA pipeline. The PAB will assess project sensitivity to climate impacts through categorization of climate risk. A preliminary finding of high risk will form the basis for further detailed climate risk assessment during project preparatory technical assistance (PPTA) preparation.
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