Validation of the Solidaridad Climate Smart Index

Countries

worldwide

Duration

2020
2021

Client

Solidaridad Network

Solidaridad is an international network organization with partners all over the world that works to create sustainable supply chains from the producer to the consumer. Solidaridad developed and tested the Climate Smart Index (CSI) across five projects with about 50,000 farmers. The CSI tool aims to track the progress of farmers toward climate adaptation. It translates the climate risk and resilience concept of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change into a pragmatic scoring system. A key weakness of the tool was the lack of a standardized methodology and scoring system, which created too much ‘expert bias’ in the scoring results. In order to make it scalable and widely adoptable, UNIQUE provided a scientific validation of the conceptual CSI approach to measure adaptation and proposed a standardized methodological framework for the CSI.

  • Review the Climate Smart Index methodological approach and 4 case studies
  • Develop a concept for a standardized CSI methodology to track adaptation
  • Develop a technical manual for project managers
  • Support Solidaridad staff in the testing of the proposed methodology with two selected case studies

Recent projects in selected country

worldwide
worldwide
2023
2023
worldwide
worldwide
2023
2026
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
worldwide
worldwide
2023
2024
worldwide
worldwide
2022
2022
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
worldwide
worldwide
2022
2023
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
worldwide
worldwide
2022
2024
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
worldwide
worldwide
2021
2022
International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)
worldwide
worldwide
2021
2021
worldwide
worldwide
2021
2022
Arbaro Advisors GmbH