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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
ACRU (Agricultural Catchments Research Unit) Agriculture
Impact assessment
Modelling tool
Adaptation Actions Database (UK)Generic
Adaptation evaluation
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
Adaptation Decision Matrix (ADM) Generic
Adaptation evaluation
Adaptation planning
Economic analysis
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
Adaptation Guidance DocumentWater resources
Adaptation planning
Mainstreaming
Methodological frameworks
Stakeholder engagement
Guidance document
Adoption of Existing Socioeconomic ScenariosGeneric
Climate scenarios
Socio-economic scenarios
Guidance document
AEZ (Agro-ecological Zones) Methodology Terrestial ecosystem
Methodological frameworks
Modelling tool
AFRC-Wheat Agriculture
Impact assessment
Modelling tool
Agent Based Social Simulation Generic
Adaptation evaluation
Adaptation planning
Stakeholder engagement
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
Alfalfa 1.4 Agriculture
Impact assessment
Modelling tool
APSIM (Agricultural Production Systems sIMulator) Agriculture
Impact assessment
Methodological frameworks
Modelling tool
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
AquaCrop Agriculture
Impact assessment
Modelling tool
Aquarius Water resources
Adaptation evaluation
Modelling tool
Risk screening and adaptation decision support 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)
Bruun Rule Coastal resources
Impact assessment
Modelling tool
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
CASA (Carnegie-Ames-Stanford Approach) Model Terrestial ecosystem
Impact assessment
Modelling tool
CENTURY Agriculture
Terrestial ecosystem
Adaptation evaluation
Impact assessment
Modelling tool
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
CIMSiM and DENSiM (Dengue Simulation Model)Human health
Impact assessment
Modelling tool
Climate Adaptation Tool (CAT)Generic
Multiple sectors
Adaptation evaluation
Adaptation planning
Climate scenarios
Economic analysis
Impact assessment
Mainstreaming
Methodological frameworks
Stakeholder engagement
Vulnerability mapping
Guidance document
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
Climate change and Environmental Degradation Risk and Adaptation assessment (CEDRA) by Tearfund Generic
Adaptation evaluation
Impact assessment
Stakeholder engagement
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
Climate Change Data Portal by the World Bank Generic
Climate scenarios
Resources (data)
Climate Information and Prediction Services (CLIPS) Project and Regional Climate Outlook Forums (RCOFs) Generic
Climate scenarios
Guidance document
Knowledge platform
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