Manual for Quantitative Evaluation of the Co-Benefits Approach to Climate Change

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The Manual for Quantitative Evaluation of the Co-benefits Approach to Climate Change provides methods to evaluate and properly determine the benefits of Clean Development Mechanism projects that simultaneously implement climate change countermeasures and fulfill the needs of a developing country in what is called the co-benefits approach.



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This tool is included in the Development Impacts Assessment (DIA) Toolkit from the LEDS Global Partnership.

Approach

A guidebook to assess the co-benefits of climate change mitigation projects, in particular Clean Development Mechanism projects. It focuses on three categories of co-benefits: water quality improvement, air quality improvement, and waste management.


When to Use This Tool

This tool is most useful for development impacts assessments focused on:

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Social

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Economic

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Environmental

Learn more about the topics for assessing the impacts of low-emission development strategies (LEDS).

Key Outputs

Evaluation indicators in three categories: water quality improvement, air quality improvement and waste management.



How to Use This Tool

Training Available
None specified.

Level of Expertise
Simple

Key Inputs

Baseline indicators in three categories: water quality improvement, air quality improvement and waste management.



Case Studies

Examples of how Manual for Quantitative Evaluation of the Co-Benefits Approach to Climate Change has helped people assessing the impacts of low-emission development strategies in countries and regions:

A list of a number of projects that used the co-benefits approach is available (see Table 2-16, 2-17, and 2-18)