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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
IPCC Technical Guidelines for Assessing Climate Change Impacts and AdaptationsGeneric
Adaptation evaluation
Climate scenarios
Impact assessment
Guidance document
TEM (Terrestrial Ecosystem Model) Terrestial ecosystem
Impact assessment
Modelling tool
CASA (Carnegie-Ames-Stanford Approach) Model Terrestial ecosystem
Impact assessment
Modelling tool
IMAGE (Integrated Model to Assess the Greenhouse Effect) Terrestial ecosystem
Climate scenarios
Impact assessment
Modelling tool
MC1 Terrestial ecosystem
Impact assessment
Modelling tool
CENTURY Agriculture
Terrestial ecosystem
Adaptation evaluation
Impact assessment
Modelling tool
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
Medrush Vegetation Model Terrestial ecosystem
Impact assessment
Modelling tool
LymSiM Human health
Impact assessment
Modelling tool
CIMSiM and DENSiM (Dengue Simulation Model)Human health
Impact assessment
Modelling tool
Environmental Burden of Disease Assessment Human health
Impact assessment
Guidance document
Modelling tool
MIASMA (Modeling Framework for the Health Impact Assessment of Man-Induced Atmospheric Changes) Human health
Impact assessment
Modelling tool
CoastClim of Simulator of Climate Change Risks and Adaptation Initiatives (SimClim)Coastal resources
Adaptation evaluation
Adaptation planning
Climate scenarios
Impact assessment
Sea level scenarios
Modelling tool
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
DIVA and DINAS-COAST Coastal resources
Climate scenarios
Impact assessment
Sea level scenarios
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
SURVAS Coastal resources
Impact assessment
Vulnerability mapping
Resources (case studies)
Bruun Rule Coastal resources
Impact assessment
Modelling tool
MIKE BASIN Water resources
Adaptation evaluation
Impact assessment
Modelling tool
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
Interactive River and Aquifer Simulation (IRAS) Water resources
Impact assessment
Modelling tool
Water Evaluation and Planning System (WEAP) Water resources
Adaptation evaluation
Adaptation planning
Impact assessment
Modelling tool
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
WaterWare Water resources
Adaptation planning
Impact assessment
Modelling tool
GOSSYM/COMAX Agriculture
Adaptation evaluation
Impact assessment
Modelling tool
RICEMOD Agriculture
Impact assessment
Modelling tool
AFRC-Wheat Agriculture
Impact assessment
Modelling tool
Alfalfa 1.4 Agriculture
Impact assessment
Modelling tool
AquaCrop Agriculture
Impact assessment
Modelling tool
Erosion Productivity Impact Calculator (EPIC) Agriculture
Adaptation evaluation
Impact assessment
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
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