All articles for the topic: vulnerability

Climate Vulnerability Assessment

Climate Vulnerability Assessment for the Indian Himalayan Region using a common framework

This article explains a first-of-its kind mapping and capacity building initiative on climate vulnerability and risk assessment for the Indian Himalayan Region using a common framework

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Applying the IPCC 2014 framework for hazard-specific vulnerability assessment

This paper compares the framework of the IPCC AR4 (2007) to that outlined in IPCC AR5 (2014) and describes how the AR5 framework provides a more contextualised and operationalisable approach.

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Heat stress in Maharashtra, India

This policy brief examines the vulnerability of communities living in semi-arid Maharashtra to be negatively affected by heat-related stress and the increasing health implications thereof. 

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Assessing adaptation knowledge in Europe: vulnerability to climate change

This project is a knowledge assessment study designed to synthesise the frameworks, processes and methods being used to assess vulnerability in Europe.

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Climate Vulnerability and Risk Assessment for the Indian Himalayan Region

This manual provides a common framework for climate vulnerability and risk assessment, a methodology for its application and guidelines for mainstreaming adaptation planning in development plans.

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Strengthening institutional climate capabilities

Strengthening institutional climate capabilities

This paper shows how institutions can strengthen their capabilities to tackle climate change across different levels of government.

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Moving through uncertainty, toward Research for Impact

Accepting uncertainty must be part of our unfolding research practice. This CARIAA blog post addresses the challenges posed by uncertainty and how these can be overcome.

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Climate Change & Environment Nexus Brief: Fragility and Conflict

This brief looks at the nexus of environment, climate change, fragility and conflict and their complex interlinkages, and focuses on conflicts related to declining natural resources.

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Session 5: Act to Adapt

A giant board game that gets youth to prioritise resources in their community which are vulnerable to extreme weather. Youth negotiate to take individual or collective actions to adapt resources.

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Climate-Resilient Agriculture in South Asia: An analytical framework and insights from practice

The paper explores entry-points for and examples of climate resilient agriculture (CRA) in South Asia, and the current challenges and knowledge gaps affecting it's implementation.

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Global exposure and vulnerability

This paper aims to support understanding of the interplay between multiple climate change risks and socioeconomic development through investigating exposure to multi-sector climate impacts.

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Heat Stress, Vulnerability and health impacts

This working paper from ASSAR examines vulnerability of rural communities to heat stress in the semi-arid villages in Maharashtra state in India. 

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Advancing resilience in cities, towns and villages through knowledge

This blog discusses a new UNFCCC report (February, 2018) that shares key findings on climate change adaptation in human settlements.

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Vulnerability Assessment of Jamaica's Transport Sector

The assessment sheds light on priority regions and specific vulnerabilities in Jamaica's transport sector, and offers guidance on how to climate-proof future and current investments.

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Climate variability and impact in ASSAR’s East African region

This new paper from ASSAR's east Africa team looks at impact climate-related risks, impacts and vulnerability across the semi-arid regions of East Africa.

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UN Adaptation Gap Report 2017

The report explores key opportunities and challenges associated with assessing progress on adaptation at the global level.

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EbA as an approach to increase flood resilience of the vulnerable

This policy brief shows that ecosystem-based adaptation can be a promising approach to increase flood resilience of vulnerable groups in society, such as women and the poor.

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Lender's Guide for Climate Risk in Infrastructure Investments

This guide provides a framework for questioning how revenues, costs, and assets can be linked to potential project vulnerability arising from climate hazards.

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Gendered Adaptation to Drought in El Sauce, Nicaragua

A gendered culture in Nicaragua has led to a differentiated capacity to respond to drought, men being able to adapt and women experiencing a downward spiral in capacity and increasing vulnerability.

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Using local, indigenous and traditional knowledge and practices for adaptation

This report combines case studies globally concerning the types and applications of local, indigneous and traditional knowledge for climate change adaptation. 

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Climate change and inequality in Papua New Guinea and Tonga

A comparative study of Papua New Guinea and Tonga that captures the relationship between climate change vulnerability, social inequality, and globalization.

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Climate change, migration and displacement

Climate change, migration and displacement

This report presents an overview of the current evidence base on the complex relationships between climate change and human mobility. 

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Urban Community Resilience Assessment (UCRA)

Identifying differentiated needs for resilience planning in urban poor communities

This webinar looked at key results from the application of the Urban Community Resilience Assessment tool and discuss how it can better capture differentiated needs to inform resilience planning.

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Is adaptation reducing vulnerability or redistributing it?

Building on earlier work in maladaptation, this article explores the extent to which concerns about vulnerability redistribution have influenced different realms of adaptation practice.

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