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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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Draft Principles and Guidelines for EbA

Ecosystem-based approaches to reduce social vulnerability are a promising option for sustainable and efficient adaptation to climate change. Ecosystem based Adaptation (EbA) takes into account the...

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CIP Landing

Welcome to weADAPT!

We gather you’ve been browsing around the Climate Information Portal (CIP) looking at climate data that’s available for the areas that you work in. You seem to have reached the...

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Climate Change Adaptation in Tanzania's Coastal Villages

Climate stresses in Tanzania's coastal villages include sea level rise, sea water temperature increases, increased frequency and intensity of storms, salt water intrusion, shifts in bi-modal and...

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Guidance for assessing vulnerability

Guidance for assessing vulnerability​ and links to examples

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ADM Definitions

One way which may help in determining which methods to use to support ADM is to consider the multiple possible dimensions of a method that can be used to provide a  classification of methods.

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MCA

MCA is a well-known method (or more accurately, family of methods) for evaluation of alternatives according to multiple decision criteria.

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Colombia Vulnerability Assessment 1

The ecosystems in Cartagena face several pressures that make them highly vulnerable, diminishing their capacity to cope with the effects of climate change. 

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Colombia Vulnerability Assessment 2

Natural Susceptibility of San Andres de Tumaco

Mangrove ecosystems in Tumaco face major pressures that make them susceptible, diminishing their capacity to adapt to potential impacts caused by...

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Vulnerability Bibliography

Below are a few papers which we have found particularly useful in thinking about vulnerability to climate change. We hope you find the references useful! If you have any suggestions for other...

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Network Rail

Summary

Network Rail have implemented a range of flood resilience measures on vulnerable lines in the South West. Network Rail's asset portfolio includes over 10,000 route miles...

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VA adaptation planning

The process of vulnerability assessment provides you with an understanding of key areas which are particularly sensitive to climate change and need to be addressed. The next question is how to...
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Multi-stressor vulnerability

Vulnerability is broadly used to convey being susceptible to negative impacts (i.e. damage or harm) induced by some external stimuli that thereby pose a threat.

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Share VA info

If/when you and your colleagues have conducted a vulnerability assessment in the area(s) you are working, it would be great to share it with other weADAPT users, so that we can learn from and...

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NCAP Methodologies

The NCAP projects used a variety of different methodologies to explore vulnerability and adaptation, from hydrological modelling to social learning and participatory planning. This page collects...

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Nepal Conditions and Trends

Highlighting climate-related hazards in Nepal is key to intervention. Screening begins by allowing the user to reframe the problem in the context of local conditions.

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Nepal Vulnerability Assessment

The process begins with vulnerability exposure analysis. This links to a participatory exercise on defining scenarios of the reference vulnerability (changes in exposure unit), climatic stresses...

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Nepal: Adaptation Options

Review of potential measures for reducing vulnerability in Nepal

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Nepal Identifying Hazards

This article describes a process used for mapping climatic hazards in Nepal.

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Bangladesh: Policy Recommendations

Summary of recommendations for Bangladesh

This work forms part of a Policy Briefing on Climate Change in Bangladesh produced by Practical Action in 2008. Other sections of the report can be seen...

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Nepal: Policy Recommendations

Summary of recommendations for Nepal

This work is part of a Policy Brief on Climate Change in Nepal produced by Practical Action in 2008

Policy makers from all sectors urgently need to...

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Sri Lanka: Policy recommendations

Summary of recommendations for Sri Lanka

Policy makers from all sectors urgently need to focus attention on the implications of climate change. Support for adaptation to the impacts must start...

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Sri Lanka: Adaptation

Adaptation: Responding to the threat of Climate Change Adaptation must focus on the needs of the people most affected by climate change impacts and aim to secure their livelihoods and reduce the...
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Economics adaptation Tanzania

The development partners group, with support from UK (DFID) Government, are funding this study on the ‘Economics of Climate Change in the United Republic of Tanzania’. The...

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