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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
Weather Generators Generic
Climate scenarios
Modelling tool
COSMIC2 (COuntry Specific Model for Intertemporal Climate Vers. 2) Generic
Climate scenarios
Modelling tool
COSMO (Coastal Zone Simulation Model) Coastal resources
Climate scenarios
Modelling tool
CLIMWAT 2.0 Agriculture
Climate scenarios
Resources (data)
FAOClim 2.0 Agriculture
Climate scenarios
Resources (data)
Decision Support Systems Linking Agro-Climatic Indices with GCM-Originated Climate Change Scenarios Agriculture
Climate scenarios
Impact assessment
Modelling tool
Policy ExerciseGeneric
Adaptation planning
Stakeholder engagement
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
Adaptation Guidance DocumentWater resources
Adaptation planning
Mainstreaming
Methodological frameworks
Stakeholder engagement
Guidance document
Mapping Malaria Risk in Africa (MARA) Low-end Information Tool (LITe) Human health
Vulnerability mapping
Modelling tool
SmartLineCoastal resources
Vulnerability mapping
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
Community Vulnerability Assessment Tool (CVAT) Coastal resources
Vulnerability mapping
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
European Flood Alert System (EFAS) Water resources
Vulnerability mapping
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
Spatial Tools for River Basins and Environment and Analysis of Management Options (STREAM) Water resources
Impact assessment
Vulnerability mapping
Modelling tool
Reef Resilience Toolkit Coastal resources
Stakeholder engagement
Knowledge platform
Modelling tool
Decision Support System for Agrotechnology Transfer (DSSAT) developed under the International Consortium for Agricultural Systems Applications (ICASA) Agriculture
Adaptation evaluation
Climate scenarios
Stakeholder engagement
Modelling tool
Climate Outlooks and Agent-based Simulation of Adaptation in Africa (CLOUD )Agriculture
Adaptation evaluation
Climate scenarios
Stakeholder engagement
Modelling tool
Local Climate Estimator (New_LocClim) Agriculture
Stakeholder engagement
Modelling tool
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
Natural Disaster Mitigation in Drinking Water and Sewerage Systems: Guidelines for Vulnerability Analysis Generic
Methodological frameworks
Stakeholder engagement
Guidance document
Guidelines on Climate Watches Generic
Stakeholder engagement
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
Comprehensive Hazard and Risk Management (CHARM) Generic
Stakeholder engagement
Vulnerability mapping
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
Stakeholder Networks and InstitutionsGeneric
Stakeholder engagement
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
Multistakeholder Processes Generic
Stakeholder engagement
Guidance document
Global Sustainability Scenarios Generic
Socio-economic scenarios
Stakeholder engagement
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
MPPACC (Model of Private Proactive Adaptation to Climate Change) Generic
Stakeholder engagement
Guidance document
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