Climate Change Data Portal James Ngana Institute of Resource Assessment University of Dar es Salaam
What does the Portal provide ?
This is a World Bank web-based platform designed to assist project teams to plan, monitor and evaluate project responses in respect to climate change risks
It is an online tool that provides access to comprehensive global and country data information related to climate change and development
Why Data Portal ?
- Assess the relative overall level of country and regional vulnerability to climate-change hazards; paying particular attention to the credibility, consistency, validity and usefulness of local, national, regional and international sources of information.
Adjust overall implementation strategy
- Synthesize national priority documents including National Communication to the UNFCCC, NAPAs, Poverty Reduction Papers, etc.
Design appropriate monitoring targets
- Identify entry points for adaptation in current and proposed projects
Some Functions of Data Portal
Climate change Projections –
Model output data- offers a graphical representation of two variables: Rainfall and Temperature- both from a Historical, and Projected perspective.
These projections are based on modeled outputs as well as the ensemble averages for these time periods. The time periods include Historical, 2050’s, and 2080’s.
The values available include the projected values as well as changes from historical to projected time periods (or the difference between the climate today and that projected into the future).
Historical Data – A graphical representation of Meteorological Station level dataset that offers information on historical values for rainfall and temperature as a yearly average, on a monthly basis, and for a user selected subset of these.
Historical Variability Analysis Tool – The tool allows users to investigate the historical variability of precipitation and temperature at various time scales (interannual, decadal, and long-term linear trend) over the 20th century near a user-selected location.
Review the climate variables presented under different timeframes to identify major climate hazards within your country and where do they occur.
The climate analysis data provide a first step to evaluate climate risks and impacts to assess local vulnerabilities in key sectors.
Different levels of data analysis, will allow you to understanding current climate variability (using the IRI historical climate variability assessment tool) as well as future changes projected under different Global Circulation Models (GCM).
You can evaluate impacts on the agriculture, disaster risk, water, health, and NRM sectors.
The Climate Change data portal allows you to search a Knowledge Database for access to relevant publications on climate change and the WB Project Data Base to access WB project information within the country of interest.
The portal provides you several links to additional resources aggregated at country level. This information can be downloaded through the green Download Resources Tab.
This section currently includes:
Climate Change IPCC projected data disaggregated by country (UNDP country profiles)
Links to other initiatives including the UNDP ALM tool
Open the World Bank’s Climate Change Portal using your internet browser by going to