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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
European Flood Alert System (EFAS) Water resources
Vulnerability mapping
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
OSWRM (Okanagan Sustainable Water Resources Model) Water resources
Climate scenarios
Socio-economic scenarios
Stakeholder engagement
Modelling tool
CALVIN (CALifornia Value Integrated Network) Water resources
Economic analysis
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
MIKE BASIN Water resources
Adaptation evaluation
Impact assessment
Modelling tool
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
RIBASIM Water resources
Adaptation evaluation
Modelling tool
Risk screening and adaptation decision support tool
Aquarius Water resources
Adaptation evaluation
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
Adaptation Guidance DocumentWater resources
Adaptation planning
Mainstreaming
Methodological frameworks
Stakeholder engagement
Guidance document
GWP Action pledgeWater resources
TEM (Terrestrial Ecosystem Model) Terrestial ecosystem
Impact assessment
Modelling tool
CASA (Carnegie-Ames-Stanford Approach) Model Terrestial ecosystem
Impact assessment
Modelling tool
AEZ (Agro-ecological Zones) Methodology Terrestial ecosystem
Methodological frameworks
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
Medrush Vegetation Model Terrestial ecosystem
Impact assessment
Modelling tool
IBIS (Integrated BIosphere Simulator) Terrestial ecosystem
Methodological frameworks
Modelling tool
Lund-Potsdam-Jena Dynamic Global Model (LPJ)Terrestial ecosystem
Methodological frameworks
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)
SimCLIM Multiple sectors
Adaptation evaluation
Climate scenarios
Impact assessment
Methodological frameworks
Sea level scenarios
Socio-economic scenarios
Modelling tool
Impacts Database Multiple sectors
Impact assessment
Resources (case studies)
Mapping Malaria Risk in Africa (MARA) Low-end Information Tool (LITe) Human health
Vulnerability mapping
Modelling tool
LymSiM Human health
Impact assessment
Modelling tool
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