PIEVC High Level Screening

PIEVC High Level Screening


Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR), Climate Risk Institute (CRI), GIZ

Type(s) of Tool

GuidelinesOperationalize sustainability principles, less specific than Benchmarks or Rating Systems., Impact AssessmentsEvaluate the impacts of assets or policies on the environment and local livelihoods.


Urban Planning, Natural Infrastructure, Energy, Transportation, Waste, Water and Sanitation, Buildings

Lifecycle Phase(s)

Strategic PlanningPublic authorities identify the needs and long-term vision for infrastructure development., PrioritizationAuthorities decide which projects to realize and how to allocate resources., Project PlanningGeneral strategy for a project’s delivery is developed., ProcurementThe provision of goods and services to realize a project are tendered and closed., Detailed DesignTechnical experts further elaborate the Concept Design., ConstructionThe asset is constructed in line with design, budget and timeline., Operation and MaintenanceInfrastructure assets are managed and maintained during their use time.

Open Source


Language Availability

English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Vietnamese

Country of Origin


Date of Development





The PIEVC (Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee) Protocol was first developed in 2005 by Engineers Canada (Canada’s Engineering Association). In 2012, the PIEVC got divested hat been taken over by a consortium (ICLR, CRI and GIZ). PIEVC is a 5 to 8 step climate risk assessment protocol for all types of physical infrastructure to be applyed either in early plannig stages or throughout operations and maintenance. Since 2005, it has been applyed more than 200 times, including applications outside Canada in Brazil, Costa Rica, Vietnam and the Nile Basin region.

Tool Outcome

The PIEVC supports political decision makers, infrastructure owners and operators as well as engineers (climate information services are needed). PIEVC is structured as a 4,5 or 8 step method to assess all different kinds of physical infrastructure. Currently there are 3 different PIEVC methods, either to be used as a High Level Secreening, PIEVC (with a detailed engienering analysis), PIEVC (including a triple bottom line and socio-economic analysis), as well as a PIEVC Portfolio Screening (asset portfolios). Based on ISO 31,000 and ISO 14,091 it provides a risk matrix (current and future) and can provide adaptation options.

Sustainability Criteria


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