The Basics of Climate Change Adaptation, Vulnerability and Risk Assessment
Climate Change Adaptation, Vulnerability and Risk Assessment is the process of managing climate adaptation considerations throughout the development of a project. It involves identifying which climate hazards the project is vulnerable to, assessing the level of risk and considering adaptation measures to reduce that risk to an acceptable level.
The purpose of this document is to provide advice about what the basic principles of such an assessment are, especially in relation to project development, and what is expected in good practice.
JASPERS CBA guidance and model for Broadband interventions
This working paper provides methodological guidance for the development of the CBA for broadband infrastructure projects. It is an update of the 2013 JASPERS CBA model and it takes into account increased focus on intervention on the access network level, the latest published research on benefits of broadband and the feedback received from project beneficiaries on the previous CBA model.
The revised model was presented during a CBA forum meeting organized by JASPERS and DG REGIO in May 2019 and has been tested in some of the ongoing JASPERS supported projects.
The user is invited to carefully consider the different parameters against each particular project case. It needs to be stressed that the model is seen as a living model, thus to be amended if new research becomes available.
Moreover, the model and benefits presented are linked to infrastructure investments aimed at improving connectivity of a given area/region and not to the development of specific ICT services in a given sector or industry, such as in the healthcare, education or government services.
The paper comes with a companion spreadsheets for the calculations.
Water Framework Directive JASPERS Checklist tool
This JASPERS checklist is intended for use as a support tool for stakeholders involved in project development and relevant environmental decision-making. It was prepared as a complement to the CIS Guidance Document 36 "Exemptions to the Environmental Objectives according to Article 4(7)".
Steps 1 to 3 of the checklist may be used for assessing whether projects could lead to deterioration or compromise the achievement of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) objectives. Step 4 can only be used for projects that are within the scope of Article 4(7) of WFD.
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