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Call for Action 01 - Methods and tools

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Examples in alphabetical order

  • FAO’s Climate Impact on Agriculture (CLIMPAG) contains methodologies and tools for a better understanding and analysis of the effects of weather variability and climate on agriculture. It also includes data and maps. http://www.fao.org/nr/climpag


  • The Community-based adaptation exchange, CBA-X, supported by the Institute for Development Studies (IDS), is a shared resource for the exchange of up-to-date and relevant information on community-based climate adaptation, where lessons, methodologies, case studies and good practice can be shared. http://www.cba-exchange.org


  • The Insitute of Environmental Hydraulics of the University of Cantabria in Spain  has developed a methodology for impact, vulnerability and adaptation assessment in coastal zones which includes methods to obtain regional vulnerability indices and projections of coastal dynamics to the end of the twenty-first century. http://www.ihcantabria.com/


  • The ProVention Consortium maintains a Community Risk Assessment Toolkit documenting various community risk assessment methods and applications. The aim of this web-based tool is to assist users in identifying a method or case study of relevance to their needs. It includes a collection of methodologies and case studies, a search tool, a glossary and additional links. http://www.proventionconsortium.org/?pageid=39


  • The Stockholm Environment Institute’s (SEI) WeAdapt is a platform for climate change adaptation. It aims to pool expertise and develop and distribute methods, tools and datasets, and aid practical adaptation planning and implementation, including through wikiADAPT, a flexible, interactive online space for sharing knowledge and experience on adaptation. http://weadapt.org


  • UNDP’s Adaptation Learning Mechanism website includes a section on Guidance and Tools under Adaptation Resources, listing tools and resources for developing and implementing adaptation initiatives, some of which are made available for downloading or online browsing. The site welcomes and encourages user submissions of relevant guidance, tools or resources, including from national adaptation teams and others with completed adaptation planning phases. http://www.adaptationlearning.net/resources/tools.php


  • The UNFCCC Compendium on Methods and Tools, first developed in 1999 and updated several times, most recently in 2008, was designed to be used as a reference document to identify available frameworks and tools for assessing vulnerability and adaptation. It provides users with key information about available frameworks and tools, special features of each framework or tool, and information about how to obtain documentation, training, or publications supporting each tool. http://unfccc.int/adaptation/nairobi_workprogramme/compendium_on_methods_tools/items/2674.php


  • WMO’s numerous programmes and projects relevant to Methods and Tools include Climate Watches, the Climate Information and Prediction Services project (CLIPS), the Regional Climate Outlook Forums (RCOFs) (which have served as a tool providing regional climate outlook products and bringing together experts, local meteorologists and end users of forecasts encounraging interaction and learning), and the Natural Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DPM) Programme. http://www.wmo.ch/pages/themes/WMO_climatechange_en.html