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Compendium on methods and tools to evaluate impacts of, and vulnerability and adaptation to, climate change

The UNFCCC Compendium on methods and tools to evaluate impacts of, and vulnerability and adaptation to, climate change is designed to assist Parties and other potential users in selecting the most appropriate methodology for assessments of impacts and vulnerability, and preparing for adaptation to climate change. The Compendium was developed in 1999 and updated in 2003, 2005, 2008 and more recently in 2009.

At its 28th Session, the SBSTA requested the secretariat to develop, by its thirty-second session and in collaboration with relevant organizations, institutions and networks, a user-friendly version of the Compendium.

In collaboration with a large number of organizations, institutions and networks present at the International Workshop on Mainstreaming Adaptation to Climate Change: guidance and tools, Berlin, Germany, 28-30 May 2009, the secretariat updated relevant existing entries and added new entries related to mainstreaming climate change adaptation into development cooperation.

To make it more user-friendly and easily accessible, the compendium is now available online, with all entries searchable through three filters: sector (e.g. agriculture, forestry, etc), theme (climate scenarios, impact assessment, etc), and type (e.g. guidance document, modelling tool etc).

To ensure that new, robust and practical methods and tools are included in the compendium, and the current entries up to date, please send your suggestions for new entries and updates to existing ones using the form.

Sector

Theme

Type

Total entries: 128
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Method / Tool Sector Theme Type
PAGE2002 (Policy Analysis for the Greenhouse Effect) Generic
Economic analysis
Impact assessment
Modelling tool
Impacts Database Multiple sectors
Impact assessment
Resources (case studies)
Business Area Climate Impacts Assessment Tool (BACLIAT ) Generic
Impact assessment
Stakeholder engagement
Guidance document
CROPWATAgriculture
Mainstreaming
Modelling tool
UNDP Adaptation Policy Framework (APF)Generic
Adaptation evaluation
Methodological frameworks
Stakeholder engagement
Vulnerability mapping
Guidance document
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
United Kingdom Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP) Climate Adaptation: Risk, Uncertainty and Decision MakingGeneric
Adaptation evaluation
Adaptation planning
Climate scenarios
Impact assessment
Methodological frameworks
Sea level scenarios
Socio-economic scenarios
Guidance document
IPCC-TGCIA Guidelines on the Use of Scenario Data for Climate Impact and AdaptationGeneric
Adaptation evaluation
Climate scenarios
Impact assessment
Methodological frameworks
Sea level scenarios
Socio-economic scenarios
Guidance document
SimCLIM Multiple sectors
Adaptation evaluation
Climate scenarios
Impact assessment
Methodological frameworks
Sea level scenarios
Socio-economic scenarios
Modelling tool
United Kingdom Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP 02) Climate Change Scenarios Generic
Climate scenarios
Methodological frameworks
Socio-economic scenarios
Resources (data)
weADAPTGeneric
Adaptation evaluation
Adaptation planning
Climate scenarios
Impact assessment
Methodological frameworks
Sea level scenarios
Socio-economic scenarios
Knowledge platform
AEZ (Agro-ecological Zones) Methodology Terrestial ecosystem
Methodological frameworks
Modelling tool
IBIS (Integrated BIosphere Simulator) Terrestial ecosystem
Methodological frameworks
Modelling tool
Lund-Potsdam-Jena Dynamic Global Model (LPJ)Terrestial ecosystem
Methodological frameworks
Modelling tool
Shoreline Management Planning (SMP) Coastal resources
Methodological frameworks
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Common Methodology (CM) Coastal resources
Methodological frameworks
Sea level scenarios
Guidance document
UNEP Handbook on Methods for Climate Change Impact Assessment and Adaptation StrategiesGeneric
Climate scenarios
Impact assessment
Methodological frameworks
Sea level scenarios
Guidance document
The Good Practice Guide: Community Awareness and Education in Emergency Management Generic
Methodological frameworks
Stakeholder engagement
Guidance document
Handbook for Estimating the Socio-Economic and Environmental Effects of Disasters Generic
Impact assessment
Methodological frameworks
Guidance document
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
Guidelines for Emergency Assessment Generic
Methodological frameworks
Stakeholder engagement
Guidance document
Community-based Disaster Risk Management Field Practitioners Handbook Generic
Methodological frameworks
Stakeholder engagement
Guidance document
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
Cost benefit analysisGeneric
Adaptation evaluation
Economic analysis
Methodological frameworks
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
United Kingdom Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP) Adaptation Wizard Generic
Methodological frameworks
Guidance document
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
Developing Socio-Economic Scenarios for use in Vulnerability and Adaptation AssessmentsGeneric
Sea level scenarios
Guidance document
Adoption of Existing Socioeconomic ScenariosGeneric
Climate scenarios
Socio-economic scenarios
Guidance document
OSWRM (Okanagan Sustainable Water Resources Model) Water resources
Climate scenarios
Socio-economic scenarios
Stakeholder engagement
Modelling tool
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