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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
Local Climate Estimator (New_LocClim) Agriculture
Stakeholder engagement
Modelling tool
Risk screening and adaptation decision support 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
Decision Support Systems Linking Agro-Climatic Indices with GCM-Originated Climate Change Scenarios Agriculture
Climate scenarios
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
PAGE2002 (Policy Analysis for the Greenhouse Effect) Generic
Economic analysis
Impact assessment
Modelling tool
Tool for Environmental Assessment and Management (TEAM) Generic
Adaptation evaluation
Adaptation planning
Methodological frameworks
Modelling 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
ORCHIDEE Dynamic Global Vegetation ModelAgriculture
Human health
Multiple sectors
Terrestial ecosystem
Water resources
Adaptation evaluation
Climate scenarios
Impact assessment
Vulnerability mapping
Modelling tool
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)
SURVAS Coastal resources
Impact assessment
Vulnerability mapping
Resources (case studies)
Impacts Database Multiple sectors
Impact assessment
Resources (case studies)
Climate Change Data Portal by the World Bank Generic
Climate scenarios
Resources (data)
United Kingdom Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP 02) Climate Change Scenarios Generic
Climate scenarios
Methodological frameworks
Socio-economic scenarios
Resources (data)
CLIMWAT 2.0 Agriculture
Climate scenarios
Resources (data)
FAOClim 2.0 Agriculture
Climate scenarios
Resources (data)
The South Pacific Island Methodology (SPIM) Coastal resources
Adaptation evaluation
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
SmartLineCoastal resources
Vulnerability mapping
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
Shoreline Management Planning (SMP) Coastal resources
Methodological frameworks
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
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