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APEX (Advanced Practices for Environmental Excellence in Cities)

APEX focuses on the emissions impacts of actions in the built environment, transportation, solid waste, and water/ wastewater. Options for using APEX vary. Users may work with IFC or other World Bank Group teams to lead local data collection and the production of a full, customized analytical report. Following the public launch of the tool, users will also have the option of using a free online tool based on pre-loaded city data to quickly estimate the emissions impacts of various scenarios.

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CURB Tool (Climate Action for Urban Sustainability)

CURB is a free tool, designed to be used by local governments with limited support from external consultants. CURB includes pre-loaded baseline data for hundreds of cities and proxy data for others. While it is no longer being maintained, it is still available for use and in certain circumstances may be the best tool for a city’s needs.

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Urban Performance

Urban Performance has been developed and tested for use in a lower-middle income country context. Users define their own assumptions, scenarios, and indicators. It is intended for use by local governments with limited input from consultants.

For more information, contact Gayatri Singh


World Bank Climate and Disaster Risk Screening Tools

The Climate and Disaster Risk Screening Tools can be used by development practitioners for high-level screening at an early stage of national level planning processes or project design. The data, combined with the user's understanding of the subject matter and country context, generates a characterization of risks to help inform dialogue, consultation, and planning processes at the project and program level. These tools can be applied to a range of development sectors in support of a) national plans and strategies and b) project level investments.

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GFDRR Online Tools

The GFDRR has a number of online tools that allow decision-makers and communities to collect, share, and understand data and information for resilience and disaster risk management.

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