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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
RICEMOD Agriculture
Impact assessment
Modelling tool
Screening of Adaptation Options Generic
Adaptation evaluation
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
Shoreline Management Planning (SMP) Coastal resources
Methodological frameworks
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
SimCLIM Multiple sectors
Adaptation evaluation
Climate scenarios
Impact assessment
Methodological frameworks
Sea level scenarios
Socio-economic scenarios
Modelling tool
SmartLineCoastal 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
Stakeholder Networks and InstitutionsGeneric
Stakeholder engagement
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
Statistical DownScaling Model (SDSM) Generic
Climate scenarios
Modelling tool
SURVAS Coastal resources
Impact assessment
Vulnerability mapping
Resources (case studies)
TEM (Terrestrial Ecosystem Model) Terrestial ecosystem
Impact assessment
Modelling tool
The Good Practice Guide: Community Awareness and Education in Emergency Management Generic
Methodological frameworks
Stakeholder engagement
Guidance document
The South Pacific Island Methodology (SPIM) Coastal resources
Adaptation evaluation
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
Tool for Environmental Assessment and Management (TEAM) Generic
Adaptation evaluation
Adaptation planning
Methodological frameworks
Modelling tool
Uncertainty and Risk Analysis Generic
Adaptation evaluation
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
UNDP Adaptation Policy Framework (APF)Generic
Adaptation evaluation
Methodological frameworks
Stakeholder engagement
Vulnerability mapping
Guidance document
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
UNDP Quality Standards for the Integration of Adaptation to Climate Change into Development ProgrammingGeneric
Adaptation evaluation
Adaptation planning
Methodological frameworks
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
UNEP Handbook on Methods for Climate Change Impact Assessment and Adaptation StrategiesGeneric
Climate scenarios
Impact assessment
Methodological frameworks
Sea level scenarios
Guidance document
United Kingdom Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP 02) Climate Change Scenarios Generic
Climate scenarios
Methodological frameworks
Socio-economic scenarios
Resources (data)
United Kingdom Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP) Adaptation Wizard Generic
Methodological frameworks
Guidance document
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
United Kingdom Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP) Climate Adaptation: Risk, Uncertainty and Decision MakingGeneric
Adaptation evaluation
Adaptation planning
Climate scenarios
Impact assessment
Methodological frameworks
Sea level scenarios
Socio-economic scenarios
Guidance document
United Kingdom Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP) Socio-Economic Scenarios Generic
Socio-economic scenarios
Guidance document
Resources (data)
Vulnerability Indices Generic
Adaptation evaluation
Adaptation planning
Stakeholder engagement
Risk screening and adaptation decision support 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
weADAPTGeneric
Adaptation evaluation
Adaptation planning
Climate scenarios
Impact assessment
Methodological frameworks
Sea level scenarios
Socio-economic scenarios
Knowledge platform
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