Climate Change

Small islands, whether located in the tropics or higher latitudes, have characteristics which make them especially vulnerable to the effects of climate change, sea-level rise, and extreme events (very high confidence) ♦  Sea-level rise is expected to exacerbate inundation, storm surge, erosion and other coastal hazards, thus threatening vital infrastructure, settlements and facilities that support the livelihood of island communities (very high confidence). ♦  There is strong evidence that under most climate change scenarios, water resources in small islands are likely to be seriously compromised (very high confidence). ♦  It is very likely that subsistence and commercial agriculture on small islands will be adversely affected by climate change (high confidence). IPCC 4th Assessment Report, 2007

Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment Tools

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Making Adaptation Count - Concepts and Options for Monitoring and Evaluation of Climate Change Adapt Making Adaptation Count - Concepts and Options for Monitoring and Evaluation of Climate Change Adapt

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Making Adaptation Count - Concepts and Options for Monitoring and Evaluation of Climate Change Adaptation

Aimed at development practitioners and decision makers, this publication offers a roadmap for designing M&E systems for climate change adaptation that help fulfil core principles of aid effectiveness. It brings together the latest thinking on adaptation and practical experiences from development cooperation, building on the work of the World Resources Institute (WRI), as well as the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministryfor Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

It argues that M&E systems need to enable results-based management, promote flexibility, and support iterative learning as the world grapples with the uncertainties of climate change impacts.

Published by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Authors: Margaret Spearman / Heather McGray, World Resources Institute

Date: July 2011

Indicators to assess community‐level social vulnerability to climate change: An addendum to SocMon a Indicators to assess community‐level social vulnerability to climate change: An addendum to SocMon a

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Indicators to assess community‐level social vulnerability to climate change: An addendum to SocMon and SEMPasifika regional socioeconomic monitoring guidelines
- First Draft for Public Circulation and Field Testing April 2011

The purpose of this addendum is to provide a minimum set of socioeconomic indicators related to climate change. These can be included in a socioeconomic assessment of any site for which climate change impacts are an important issue. The resulting information can then inform coastal management needs and adaptive management. This document is being added to regional socioeconomic monitoring guidelines produced by the Global Socioeconomic Monitoring Initiative for Coastal Management (SocMon)1 and its Pacific counterpart, SEM‐Pasifika.

Authors: Supin Wongbusarakum and Bob Pomeroy
Date: April 2011

The Nature Conservancy and the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program.

CEDRA Climate change and Environmental Degradation Risk and Adaptation assessment CEDRA Climate change and Environmental Degradation Risk and Adaptation assessment

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An environmental tool for agencies in developing countries

Using CEDRA, agencies can prioritise which environmental hazards may pose a risk to their existing projects and project locations, enabling them to make decisions to adapt some projects, stop doing some projects or start new ones. In this tool, adaptation options are discussed and decision-making tools are provided to help organisations plan their responses to the hazards identified.

© Tearfund 2009

Adapting to coastal climate change: a guide for planners Adapting to coastal climate change: a guide for planners

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Changes brought about by climate is likely to result in significant alteration of coastal ecosystems, coastal hazards, lifestyle, coastal resource users, water front property owners and coastal communities. This guide on adapting to coastal climate change has been developed to assist USAID missions and development partners to understand the diversity of climate change impacts expected to affect the coastal zone through the developing world and the options that exist for coastal planners and managers to assist coastal communities to begin to accept these impacts. The processes, tools and resources it contains are based on the inputs of numerous coastal planners, climate change experts and other development professionals


Authors: R. Volk; J. Furlow; P. Rubinoff; et al
Publisher: US Agency for International Development, 2009

Climate Change Information for Effective Adaptation: A Practitioner‘s Manual Climate Change Information for Effective Adaptation: A Practitioner‘s Manual

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This manual is intended to serve as a guide; its aim is to extend the capacity of practitioners to find answers for themselves in any specific situation, using the best information available. As will be explained in more detail, a degree of uncertainty will always be involved due to the fact that in many cases no definite or comprehensive information about the impacts of climate change, or our vulnerability to it, can ever exist.


Authors: Dr. Juergen Kropp and Michael Scholze
Publisher: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH, Climate Protection Programme
Date: May 2009

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