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Cameroon TNS Baseline- Background

This report is part of the baseline assessment conducted under the “Climate Change and Forests in the Congo Basin: Synergies between Adaptation and Mitigation (COBAM)” project. This project aims...

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Cameroon TNS Baseline- Synthesis of Key Insights

The baseline assessment shed light on the current vulnerability of villages in the project site, which is essential for the evaluation of future vulnerability and possible adaptation strategies...

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United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security

The United Nations University (UNU) is the academic arm of the United Nations (UN). It bridges the academic world and the UN system.

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Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE)

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) is the national focal agency for climate change related activities in Vietnam with climate change related offices like t

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Climate Change and Forests in the Congo Basin: Synergies between Adaptation and Mitigation (COBAM)

The COBAM project aims to provide stakeholders with the information, analysis and tools they need to adapt to climate change and reduccarbon emissions in the forests of the Congo Basin

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Social vulnerability in California

The Pacific Institute has published a study that investigates social vulnerability by groups to climate change impacts, and combines this information with projected climatic exposure,...

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Mainstreaming Adaptation in Asia

Abstract

Mainstreaming adaptation into development planning has been promoted as an effective way to respond to climate change. The expected benefits include avoided policy conflicts,...

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Cameroon TNS Baseline- Temporal Reference

The time period considered for the current vulnerability analysis covers at least three decades. In several occasions, local perceptions were captured during focus group discussions or through...

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Cameroon TNS Baseline- Key Methodological Approaches

Using stones to plot forest degradation over time. Photo by Tahia Devisscher (2011)

The analysis in this report seeks to understand the current...

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Cameroon TNS Baseline- Framing Vulnerability and Adaptive Capacity

Scholars from different knowledge domains and diverse communities of practice conceptualize vulnerability in very different ways. This is mainly because the term can be related to concepts and...

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Getting started

weADAPT is your platform for publishing, sharing and discovering new work around climate change adaptation. Get starting here!

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Interpretations of vulnerability

Why different interpretations of vulnerability matter

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BalticClimate Film "Finding a Way through Climate Change"

The BalticClimate Toolkit provides local and regional level policy makers, spatial planners, and the business community with climate...

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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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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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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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Adaptation to Climate Change

Executive Summary

The Gambia, situated in West Africa, 13° 28.02' N and 16° 34.02' W, is located squarely in the river Gambia Delta, which effectively separates the country into two halves...

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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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Informing Participatory Action Research

Climate change affects men and women differently with regards to responses to the impacts of climate change. There has been very little research conducted, however, on understanding...

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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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