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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
MAGICC/SCENGEN Generic
Climate scenarios
Modelling tool
LymSiM Human health
Impact assessment
Modelling tool
Lund-Potsdam-Jena Dynamic Global Model (LPJ)Terrestial ecosystem
Methodological frameworks
Modelling tool
Local Climate Estimator (New_LocClim) Agriculture
Stakeholder engagement
Modelling tool
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
Livelihood Sensitivity Exercise Generic
Socio-economic scenarios
Stakeholder engagement
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
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
IPCC Technical Guidelines for Assessing Climate Change Impacts and AdaptationsGeneric
Adaptation evaluation
Climate scenarios
Impact assessment
Guidance document
Interactive River and Aquifer Simulation (IRAS) Water resources
Impact assessment
Modelling tool
Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Common Methodology (CM) Coastal resources
Methodological frameworks
Sea level scenarios
Guidance document
Input-Output Modeling (with IMPLAN) Agriculture
Adaptation evaluation
Modelling tool
Information and Decision Support System for Climate Change Studies in South East South America (IDSS-SESA Climate Change) Agriculture
Impact assessment
Modelling tool
Impacts Database Multiple sectors
Impact assessment
Resources (case studies)
IMAGE (Integrated Model to Assess the Greenhouse Effect) Terrestial ecosystem
Climate scenarios
Impact assessment
Modelling tool
Identifying Adaptation Options Generic
Adaptation evaluation
Guidance document
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
IBIS (Integrated BIosphere Simulator) Terrestial ecosystem
Methodological frameworks
Modelling tool
Historical or Geographic Analogs: Forecasting by Analogy Generic
Adaptation evaluation
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
GWP Action pledgeWater resources
Guidelines on Climate Watches Generic
Stakeholder engagement
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
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
Guidelines for Emergency Assessment Generic
Methodological frameworks
Stakeholder engagement
Guidance document
Government Support in Agriculture for Losses due to Climatic Variability Agriculture
Economic analysis
Knowledge platform
GOSSYM/COMAX Agriculture
Adaptation evaluation
Impact assessment
Modelling tool
GLYCIM Agriculture
Adaptation evaluation
Economic analysis
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
Global Sustainability Scenarios Generic
Socio-economic scenarios
Stakeholder engagement
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
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