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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Index insurance and climate risk: prospects for development and disaster management Index insurance and climate risk: prospects for development and disaster management

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This document looks at the risk assessment tools such as index insurance that can be used to help vulnerable people deal with climate change. Index insurance, which can be applied across a diverse range of weather-related risk problems, from loss of crops due to drought, to loss of livestock, to losses resulting from hurricanes, offers new opportunities for managing climate risk in developing countries. If designed and introduced carefully, the authors emphasise, it has the potential to contribute significantly. However, this potential has some significant challenges that must first be addressed.

Authors: M., E. Hellmuth (ed); D., E. Osgood (ed); A. Moorhead (ed)
Publisher: International Research Institute for Climate Prediction, Columbia University, 2009

Economic impact of natural disasters on development in the Pacific: Volume II Economic impact of natural disasters on development in the Pacific: Volume II

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This Volume II of the report is a practical guide for estimating the direct, indirect and macroeconomic impacts of natural disasters, both in the short and long term, on development in the Pacific. It includes a framework to assist decision-making on the efficient and effective allocation of resources for Disaster Risk Management (DRM); and a set of guidelines for estimating the economic impact of natural disasters on development in the Pacific.

The full report is in: 
http://www.spc.int/lrd/index.php?option=com_docman&task=cat_view&gid=315&limit=5&limitstart=0&order=date&dir=DESC&Itemid=48

Authors: E. McKenzie, B. Prasad, A. Kaloumaira
Publisher: Australian Agency for International Development, 2006

Guidelines for Community Vulnerability Analysis – An approach for Pacific Island Countries Guidelines for Community Vulnerability Analysis – An approach for Pacific Island Countries

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The report is meant to be used as a manual to assist disaster managers, community development experts and communities themselves in addressing disaster risks. It aims to provide guidelines for community vulnerability analysis and for action planning to reduce natural disaster impacts in communities in Pacific Island Countries. Guidance is provided in ways of working with community to analyse its disaster vulnerability, identify priorities and plan actions to improve the community risk profile.

Author: South Pacific Disaster Reduction Programme (RAS/92/360)
Publisher: The South Pacific Programme Office of the United Nations Department for Humanitarian Affairs and the United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs
Date: March 1998

CV&A: a guide to community vulnerability and adaptation assessment and action CV&A: a guide to community vulnerability and adaptation assessment and action

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The guide is a tool to understanding Pacic communities’ vulnerability to climate change, variability and sea level change; and to determining what action needs to be carried out in order to adapt to these changes. In the CV&A process, the focus of data collection is the community that constitutes elders, men, women, youths and children. The assessment focuses on current vulnerability to both climate and non-climate related factors, and on examining current adaptive capacity. It also includes evaluation of vulnerability to future climate related risks involving key stakeholders.

Author: Taito Nakalevu
© SPREP 2006

Application of methods and tools for assessing impacts and vulnerability, and developing adaptation Application of methods and tools for assessing impacts and vulnerability, and developing adaptation

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Application of methods and tools for assessing impacts and vulnerability, and developing adaptation responses.

This background paper was prepared to facilitate discussion at the in-session workshop on adaptation scheduled for Wednesday, 8 December 2004. It is a summary of application of methods and tools for assessing impacts and vulnerability and developing adaptation responses. Particular attention is given to regional climate models and the practices and models used by relevant expert communities. The paper also includes some discussion on issues that the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice may wish to consider in relation to methodologies for impact and vulnerability assessment.

SUBSIDIARY BODY FOR SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL ADVICE
Twenty-first session; Buenos Aires, 6–14 December 2004
Item 3 of the provisional agenda

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