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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
Guidelines for the Preparation of National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPA)Generic
Adaptation evaluation
Adaptation planning
Climate scenarios
Methodological frameworks
Sea level scenarios
Socio-economic scenarios
Guidance document
The South Pacific Island Methodology (SPIM) Coastal resources
Adaptation evaluation
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
RIBASIM Water resources
Adaptation evaluation
Modelling tool
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
Aquarius Water resources
Adaptation evaluation
Modelling tool
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
Input-Output Modeling (with IMPLAN) Agriculture
Adaptation evaluation
Modelling tool
Econometric (Ricardian-Based) Models Agriculture
Adaptation evaluation
Modelling tool
Relative Risk Index (RRI) Agriculture
Adaptation evaluation
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
Uncertainty and Risk Analysis Generic
Adaptation evaluation
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
Historical or Geographic Analogs: Forecasting by Analogy Generic
Adaptation evaluation
Guidance document
Expert Judgment Generic
Adaptation evaluation
Adaptation planning
Economic analysis
Impact assessment
Vulnerability mapping
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
Climate change and Environmental Degradation Risk and Adaptation assessment (CEDRA) by Tearfund Generic
Adaptation evaluation
Impact assessment
Stakeholder engagement
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
Cost-Effectiveness Generic
Adaptation evaluation
Economic analysis
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
Project Risk Screening Tool by ADBGeneric
Adaptation evaluation
Adaptation planning
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
Multicriteria Analysis (MCA) Generic
Adaptation evaluation
Economic analysis
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
Tool for Environmental Assessment and Management (TEAM) Generic
Adaptation evaluation
Adaptation planning
Methodological frameworks
Modelling tool
UNDP Quality Standards for the Integration of Adaptation to Climate Change into Development ProgrammingGeneric
Adaptation evaluation
Adaptation planning
Methodological frameworks
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
Adaptation Decision Matrix (ADM) Generic
Adaptation evaluation
Adaptation planning
Economic analysis
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
Screening of Adaptation Options Generic
Adaptation evaluation
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
Identifying Adaptation Options Generic
Adaptation evaluation
Guidance document
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
Adaptation Actions Database (UK)Generic
Adaptation evaluation
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
Nottingham Declaration Action Pack (NDAP) Generic
Adaptation evaluation
Stakeholder engagement
Modelling tool
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
Community-based Risk Screening Tool Adaptation & Livelihoods (CRiSTAL) Generic
Adaptation evaluation
Adaptation planning
Methodological frameworks
Stakeholder engagement
Modelling tool
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
Vulnerability Indices Generic
Adaptation evaluation
Adaptation planning
Stakeholder engagement
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
Agent Based Social Simulation Generic
Adaptation evaluation
Adaptation planning
Stakeholder engagement
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
WHO Guidelines: Methods of Assessing Human Health Vulnerability and Public Health Adaptation to Climate ChangeHuman health
Adaptation evaluation
Adaptation planning
Guidance document
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