•  Estimation: climate scenarios are uncertain, but better than nothing, usually
  •  No greenwashing: CC is important, but mostly secondary to development
  •  Pay-as-you-go: CC is slow – only some policies need forward planning
  •  Integrated planning: prioritisation happens in the plan/budget, against a frame
  •  No guff and gloss: base decisions on hard analysis and avoid climate waffle
  •  No stranding: climate funds should not take actions out of the plan/budget
  •  Climate fund chaos: use climate funds for studies and capacity-building


  • Business: estimating the impact of CC risks on your business and investment opportunities
  • Ministries of Finance: systems for rigorous appraisal and budget scoring
  • Line Ministries: designing  adaptation and mitigation actions and obtaining funds
  • Climate Funds: assessing funding applications
  • Voluntary Organisations: small donations from the Climate Scrutiny Fund


  • Free: rapid review of existing proposals for investments or policy
  • Consultancy: for new systems and investment/policy proposals
  • Donations: 10% of income goes to the Climate Scrutiny Fund


Climate Scrutiny is a new organisation and its expertise is based on that of its people, who have worked recently on the following.

  • CC Financing Frameworks (CCFFs), combining CPEIRs, CCIA and CEGIM:  supporting governments in Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, Maharashtra, Bihar, Assam, Afghanistan; pan-African review of the Adaptation Gap.
  • CC Public Expenditure and Institutional Reviews (CPEIRs), reviewing recent patterns of expenditure contributing to adaptation/mitigation: leading teams to produce CPEIRs (Cambodia and Samoa) and as part of CCFFs.
  • CC Impact Appraisal (CCIA), implication of CC for policy/project effectiveness: case studies in more than 30 countries in Europe, Africa and Asia; guidelines and manuals
  • CC Economic Growth Impact Model (CEGIM), rapid transparent spreadsheet analysis, integrating the impact of CC on natural resource productivity, heat stress and labour productivity and damage to assets: supporting government team in first CEGIM in Cambodia