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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
General-Purpose Atmospheric Plant Soil Simulator (GAPS 3.1) Agriculture
Impact assessment
Modelling tool
CM BoxAgriculture
Impact assessment
Modelling tool
Agroclimatic Water Stress Mapping Agriculture
Impact assessment
Vulnerability mapping
Modelling tool
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
AgroMetShellAgriculture
Impact assessment
Modelling tool
Model of Agricultural Adaptation to Climatic Variation (MAACV) Agriculture
Impact assessment
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
ORYZA 2000 Agriculture
Impact assessment
Modelling tool
ACRU (Agricultural Catchments Research Unit) Agriculture
Impact assessment
Modelling tool
WOFOST Agriculture
Impact assessment
Modelling tool
APSIM (Agricultural Production Systems sIMulator) Agriculture
Impact assessment
Methodological frameworks
Modelling tool
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
Resource Approach to Assessment of Climate Change Impact on Human Activity Generic
Economic analysis
Impact assessment
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
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
CALVIN (CALifornia Value Integrated Network) Water resources
Economic analysis
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
GLYCIM Agriculture
Adaptation evaluation
Economic analysis
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
Government Support in Agriculture for Losses due to Climatic Variability Agriculture
Economic analysis
Knowledge platform
Estimating Adaptation Costs: M-CACES Generic
Economic analysis
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
Climate Related Risks Estimate as Indicators of Necessity for Adaptation ResponsesGeneric
Economic analysis
Guidance document
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
Costing the Impacts of Climate Change in the UK Generic
Economic analysis
Guidance document
Resources (case studies)
Climate Change Data Portal by the World Bank Generic
Climate scenarios
Resources (data)
Assessments of Impacts and Adaptations to Climate Change in Multiple Regions and SectorsMultiple sectors
Adaptation evaluation
Adaptation planning
Climate scenarios
Economic analysis
Impact assessment
Sea level scenarios
Socio-economic scenarios
Stakeholder engagement
Vulnerability mapping
Resources (case studies)
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
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