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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
CIMSiM and DENSiM (Dengue Simulation Model)Human health
Impact assessment
Modelling tool
Environmental Burden of Disease Assessment Human health
Impact assessment
Guidance document
Modelling tool
MIASMA (Modeling Framework for the Health Impact Assessment of Man-Induced Atmospheric Changes) Human health
Impact assessment
Modelling tool
WHO Guidelines: Methods of Assessing Human Health Vulnerability and Public Health Adaptation to Climate ChangeHuman health
Adaptation evaluation
Adaptation planning
Guidance document
Climate Change Data Portal by the World Bank Generic
Climate scenarios
Resources (data)
IPCC Technical Guidelines for Assessing Climate Change Impacts and AdaptationsGeneric
Adaptation evaluation
Climate scenarios
Impact assessment
Guidance document
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
United Kingdom Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP 02) Climate Change Scenarios Generic
Climate scenarios
Methodological frameworks
Socio-economic scenarios
Resources (data)
Climate Information and Prediction Services (CLIPS) Project and Regional Climate Outlook Forums (RCOFs) Generic
Climate scenarios
Guidance document
Knowledge platform
Statistical DownScaling Model (SDSM) Generic
Climate scenarios
Modelling tool
PRECIS (Providing Regional Climates for Impacts Studies) Generic
Climate scenarios
Modelling tool
MAGICC/SCENGEN Generic
Climate scenarios
Modelling tool
Weather Generators Generic
Climate scenarios
Modelling tool
COSMIC2 (COuntry Specific Model for Intertemporal Climate Vers. 2) Generic
Climate scenarios
Modelling tool
weADAPTGeneric
Adaptation evaluation
Adaptation planning
Climate scenarios
Impact assessment
Methodological frameworks
Sea level scenarios
Socio-economic scenarios
Knowledge platform
Adoption of Existing Socioeconomic ScenariosGeneric
Climate scenarios
Socio-economic scenarios
Guidance document
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
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
Natural Disaster Mitigation in Drinking Water and Sewerage Systems: Guidelines for Vulnerability Analysis 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 on Climate Watches Generic
Stakeholder engagement
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
Guidelines for Emergency Assessment Generic
Methodological frameworks
Stakeholder engagement
Guidance document
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