Assessing the Risk of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Reservoirs

Aug 2016
The objective of this technical note is to orient the IDB Group's Environmental Safeguards Specialists in their assessment and management of reservoir emissions risk. This note contains: (i) a summary of the current knowledge about reservoir emissions; (ii) a conceptual framework for the assessment of reservoir emissions risk; (iii) procedures for IDB Group Environmental Safeguards Specialists to follow in order to screen for reservoir emissions risk and to provide due diligence on borrower capacity; and (iv) a brief discussion of actions that the IDB may require of the borrower to mitigate and monitor reservoir emissions risk.