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Methodologies and Tools to Evaluate Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation


Compendium on methods and tools to evaluate impacts of, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change. Final draft

1. Introduction
1.2 Organization of frameworks and tools in the compendium
 

Chapter 2: Complete Frameworks and Supporting Toolkits

 

(PDF) IPCC Technical Guidelines for Assessing Climate Change Impacts and Adaptations (17 kB)
(PDF) U.S. Country Studies Program (USCSP) (15 kB)
(PDF) UNDP Adaptation Policy Framework (APF) (14 kB)
(PDF) Assessments of Impacts and Adaptations to Climate Change in Multiple Regions and Sectors (AIACC) (19 kB)
(PDF) Guidelines for the Preparation of National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPA) (18 kB)
(PDF) United Kingdom Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP) Climate Adaptation: Risk, Uncertainty and Decision Making (17 kB)

 

Chapter 3: Cross-Cutting Issues and Multisector Approaches

 

3.1    Application of Scenario Data in Impact and Adaptation Assessment

3.1.1 General tools

(PDF) IPCC-TGCIA Guidelines on the Use of Scenario Data for Climate Impact and Adaptation Assessment (17 kB)

3.1.2 Climate downscaling techniques

(PDF) Statistical Downscaling (15 kB)
(PDF) Statistical Downscaling Model (SDSM) (14 kB)
(PDF) Dynamical Downscaling (14 kB)
(PDF) MAGICC/SCENGEN (16 kB)
(PDF) Weather Generators (16 kB)

3.1.3 Socioeconomic scenarios

(PDF) Developing Socioeconomic Scenarios: Downscaling from the Special Report on Emissions Scenarios and Using Proxy Variables/Indicators (15 kB)
(PDF) Adoption of Existing Socioeconomic Scenarios (15 kB)
(PDF) Qualitative and Quantitative Scenarios Emphasizing Stakeholder Input (14 kB)

3.2    Decision Tools

(PDF) Policy Exercise (15 kB)
(PDF) Benefit-Cost Analysis (13 kB)
(PDF) Cost-Effectiveness (14 kB)
(PDF) Multicriteria Analysis (MCA) (17 kB)
(PDF) Tool for Environmental Assessment and Management (TEAM) (14 kB)
(PDF) Adaptation Decision Matrix (ADM) (15 kB)
(PDF) Screening of Adaptation Options (15 kB)

3.3    Stakeholder Approaches

(PDF) Stakeholder Networks and Institutions (15 kB)
(PDF) Vulnerability Indices (16 kB)
(PDF) Agent Based Social Simulation (16 kB)
(PDF) Livelihood Sensitivity Exercise (14 kB)
(PDF) Multistakeholder Processes (18 kB)
(PDF) Scoping (13 kB)
(PDF) Global Sustainability Scenarios (15 kB)

3.4    Other Multisector Tools

(PDF) Dimensions of Adaptation Model (DAM) (14 kB)
(PDF) Climatic Change and Variability (CCAV) (14 kB)
(PDF) Expert Judgment (12 kB)
(PDF) Historical or Geographic Analogs: Forecasting by Analogy (17 kB)
(PDF) Uncertainty and Risk Analysis (14 kB)
(PDF) Estimating Adaptation Costs: M-CACES (14 kB)

Chapter 4: Sector Specific Tools
 

4.1    Agriculture Sector Tools

(PDF) APSIM (Agricultural Production Systems sIMulator) (15 kB)
(PDF) WOFOST (13 kB)
(PDF) ACRU (Agricultural Catchments Research Unit) (16 kB)
(PDF) Process Soil and Crop Models: CENTURY (16 kB)
(PDF) ORYZA 2000 (15 kB)
(PDF) Information and Decision Support System for Climate Change Studies in South East South America (IDSS-SESA Climate Change) (17 kB)
(PDF) Decision Support Systems Linking Agro-Climatic Indices with GCM-Originated Climate Change Scenarios (17 kB)
(PDF) Model of Agricultural Adaptation to Climatic Variation (MAACV) (14 kB)
(PDF) Relative Risk Index (RRI) (11 kB)
(PDF) Government Support in Agriculture for Losses due to Climatic Variability (11 kB)
(PDF) Process Crop Models: International Consortium for Application of Systems Approaches to Agriculture (ICASA) — International Benchmark Sites Network for Agrotechnology Transfer (IBSNAT) Family of Models (15 kB)
(PDF) Process Crop Models: General-Purpose Atmospheric Plant Soil Simulator (GAPS 3.1) (14 kB)
(PDF) Process Crop Models: Erosion Productivity Impact Calculator (EPIC) (15 kB)
(PDF) Irrigation Model: CROPWAT (13 kB)
(PDF) Process Crop Models: Alfalfa 1.4 (12 kB)
(PDF) Process Crop Models: AFRC-Wheat (15 kB)
(PDF) Process Crop Models: RICEMOD (13 kB)
(PDF) Process Crop Models:GOSSYM/COMAX (13 kB)
(PDF) Process Crop Models: GLYCIM (13 kB)
(PDF) Economic Models: Econometric (Ricardian-based) Models (15 kB)
(PDF) Economic Models: Input-Output Modeling (with IMPLAN) (16 kB)

4.2    Water Sector Tools

(PDF) WaterWare (15 kB)
(PDF) Water Evaluation and Planning System (WEAP) (18 kB)
(PDF) RiverWare (17 kB)
(PDF) Interactive River and Aquifer Simulation (IRAS) (13 kB)
(PDF) Aquarius (16 kB)
(PDF) RIBASIM (14 kB)
(PDF) MIKE BASIN (17 kB)

4.3    Coastal Resources Tools

(PDF) IPCC Common Methodology (17 kB)
(PDF) UNEP Handbook Methodology (17 kB)
(PDF) Decision Support Models: COSMO (Coastal zone Simulation Model) (13 kB)
(PDF) The South Pacific Island Methodology (SPIM) (16 kB)
(PDF) RamCo and ISLAND MODEL (16 kB)
(PDF) Dynamic Interactive Vulnerability Planning (DIVA) (17 kB)
(PDF) Shoreline Management Planning (SMP) (18 kB)

4.4    Human Health Sector Tools

(PDF) MIASMA (Modeling Framework for the Health Impact Assessment of Man-Induced Atmospheric Changes) (16 kB)
(PDF) Environmental Burden of Disease Assessment (16 kB)
(PDF) CIMSiM and DENSiM (Dengue Simulation Model) (18 kB)
(PDF) UNFCCC Guidelines: Methods of Assessing Human Health Vulnerability and Public Health Adaptation to Climate Change (16 kB)
(PDF) LymSiM (17 kB)
(PDF) Mapping Malaria Risk in Africa (MARA) Low-end Information Tool (LITe) (16 kB)

4.5 Terrestrial Vegetation Sector Tools

(PDF) LPJ (Lund-Postdam-Jena Model) (14 kB)
(PDF) IBIS (Integrated BIosphere Simulator) (14 kB)
(PDF) Medrush Vegetation Model (13 kB)
(PDF) Century (17 kB)
(PDF) MC1 (18 kB)
(PDF) IMAGE (Integrated Model to Assess the Greenhouse Effect) (16 kB)
(PDF) AEZ (Agro-ecological Zones) Methodology (16 kB)
(PDF) CASA (Carnegie-Ames-Stanford Approach) Model (15 kB)
(PDF) TEM (Terrestrial Ecosystem Model) (17 kB)

 
References
 

Benioff, R., S. Guill, and J. Lee (eds.). 1996. Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessments: An International Guidebook. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.

Burton, I., S. Huq, and B. Lim. In Preparation. Adaptation Policy Framework. United Nations Development Programme, New York.

Carter, T.R., M. L. Parry, H. Harasawa, and S. Nishioka (eds.). 1994. IPCC Technical Guidelines for Assessing Climate Change Impacts and Adaptations. Department of Geography, University College, London.

Feenstra, J., I. Burton, J. B. Smith, and R. Tol (eds.) 1998. Handbook on Methods for Climate Change Impact Assessment and Adaptation Strategies. Institute for Environmental Studies, Free University, Amsterdam.

Kates, R. W., J. Ausubel, and M. Berberian (eds.). 1985. Climate Impact Assessment. Studies of the Interaction of Climate and Society. Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment. SCOPE Report No. 27. John Wiley and Sons, Chichester, United Kingdom.

UNITAR. 2003. Developing Human and Institutional Capacity to Address Climate Change Issues in LDCs: Preparing for NAPAs. United Nations Institute for Training and Research. Available at http://www.unitar.org/ccp/LDCreport.pdf.

Chapter 2: Complete Frameworks and Supporting Toolkits

 

IPCC Technical Guidelines for Assessing Climate Change Impacts and Adaptations
U.S. Country Studies Program (USCSP)
United Nations Development Programme Adaptation Policy Framework (APF)
Assessments of Impacts and Adaptations to Climate Change in Multiple Regions and Sectors (AIACC)
Guidelines for the preparation of National Adaptation Plans of Action
United Kingdom Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP) Climate Adaptation: Risk, Uncertainty and Decision Making