All articles for the topic: Social vulnerability

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The Political Dimension of Vulnerability

Abstract

As the availability of adaptation finance for developing countries increases, so does the need for a transparent way of prioritising countries for the allocation of money. It is...

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Equity and cost-effectiveness of multilateral adaptation finance

A CIS discussion paper, published in Spring 2012 addresses two main questions:

1) Can multilateral adaptation finance both address equity and cost-effectiveness simultaneously? ...

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Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Planning for Mangrove Systems

(Originally published at ClimatePrep.org, April 2012) 

Along the west coast of Viti Levu, Fiji’s largest island, the communities of Tikina Wai have lived near mangrove forests for many...

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AdaptCap India

AdaptCap Project in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, India

India has a 7,500 km long, densely populated coast line, which is vulnerable to coastal floods, erosion and cyclones. The...

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Vulnerability indicators at the urban level

Vulnerability indicators are a valuable tool to identify vulnerable spots, guide the allocation of adaptation funding, communicate and raise awareness, and monitor the effectiveness of policies.

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Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation in Greater Banjul, Gambia

A wetland with mangrove forest in Greater Banjul

Summary

The Gambia has sensitive natural resources such as forests, woodlands, range lands, water resources, offshore...

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Developing quantitative indices for Nepal

In the next steps quantitative indicators of vulnerability are developed by linking to the qualitative concerns revealed in the exposure matrix. As shown in Table 2 the aim is to link the...

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Tools and Methods for vulnerability

It is important to distinguish between tools aimed at climate impact assessments, for example crop models or water planning models, and methods designed specifically to collect local level...

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Elbe threats and stresses

Newater results with matrices and profiles

Newater project: Rapid vulnerability appraisal for the Elbe basin

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Adaptation and Development: perspectives from Bangladesh

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There is a confusion regarding the relation between adaptation and development not only among the general public but also sometimes among the adaptation...

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Vulnerability indices

There is wide scope for the understanding of vulnerability. The complexity of mathematically expressing it largely explains why it is not feasible to define/agree on a single vulnerability measure.

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HDI

Sample of existing vulnerability indices

Overview of national level vulnerability indicators

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Delivering Adaptation

Image: http://www.cco.gov.co/mizc3.htm

This experience is an innovative effort on the comprehension of the potential benefits of a risk management approach in the...

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Mainstreaming CBA in national programs

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Morocco is very vulnerable to Climate Change. Infact, its major socio economical sectors and main ecosystems are extremely sensitive to...

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Research,Youths, Indigenous Knowledge Nexus

Launched in 2006, the Malawi National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPA) prioritizes climate variability adaptation options in Malawi. However, it is evident from the priorities and...

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C3D+

SEI Oxford and CSAG have been working on the development of two complementary web-based portals designed to support decision-making for climate change adaptation..

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Cities and climate change

Views on trends, challenges, findings and case studies of cities adapting throughout the world.

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Vulnerability of the elderly to climate change in Northern Europe

This case study aims to explore alternative approaches for describing and mapping vulnerability of the elderly to future changes in extreme weather events across the Nordic region.

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Climate Change Adaptation Programme

Risk to livelihoods through vulnerability to drought and floods is exacerbated by climate change. Lake Chilwa has dried up 8 times in past century affecting livelihoods such as fishing and...

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Modified taungya system in Ghana: win–win for forestry and adaptation

Forest reserve in Offinso. Photo courtesy Ghana News Agency (GNA)

Understanding the extent to which existing practices can support adaptation in societies and...

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CoFCCA Cameroon

Plant seedlings, Cameroon. Photo by Terry Sunderland/CIFOR

CoFCCA is a three-year research project carried out in Cameroon, the Central African Republic and the...

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Indicators for assessing the vulnerability of Ujung Kulon National Park

The highly endangered Javan rhino. Photo courtesy Ujung Kulon National Park and WWF. National Geographic.

Climate change will increase the pressure on the park’s...

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Participatory multi-level vulnerability assessment in northern Mali

Forests as safety nets: fodder

Using a participatory approach across levels and genders, this project explored the vulnerability of livestock- and forest-based...

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Adaptation – just a fancy new name?

The term adaptation can refer to many different activities (including technical, institutional, legal and educational measures), implemented by different communities of practice, in different...

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