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Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessments

An International Handbook

  • Ron Benioff
  • Sandra Guill
  • Jeffrey Lee

Part of the Environmental Science and Technology Library book series (ENST, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N1-xx
  2. Ron Benioff, Sandra Guill, Jeffrey Lee
    Pages 1-5
  3. Ron Benioff, Sandra Guill, Jeffrey Lee
    Pages 7-9
  4. Ron Benioff, Sandra Guill, Jeffrey Lee
    Pages 11-16
  5. Ron Benioff, Sandra Guill, Jeffrey Lee
    Pages 39-171
  6. Ron Benioff, Sandra Guill, Jeffrey Lee
    Pages 173-179
  7. Ron Benioff, Sandra Guill, Jeffrey Lee
    Pages 181-188
  8. Ron Benioff, Sandra Guill, Jeffrey Lee
    Pages 189-191
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 193-551

About this book

Introduction

The possible impacts of global climate change on different countries has led to the development and ratification of the Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC) and has a strong bearing on the future sustainable development of developing countries and countries with economies in transition. The preparation of analytical methodologies and tools for carrying out assessments of vulnerability and adaptation to climate change is therefore of prime importance to these countries. Such assessments are needed to both fulfill the reporting requirements of the countries under the FCCC as well as to prepare their own climate change adaptation and mitigation plans. The vulnerability and adaptation assessment guidelines prepared by the U.S. Country Studies Program bring together all the latest knowledge and experience from around the world on both vulnerability analysis as well as adaptation methodologies. It is currently being applied successfully by scientists in over fifty countries from all the regions of the globe. This guidance is being published to share it with the wider scientific community interested in global climate change issues. This guidance document has two primary purposes: • To assist countries in making decisions about the scope and methods for their vulnerability and adaptation assessments, • To provide countries with guidance and step-by-step instructions on each of the basic elements of vulnerability and adaptation assessments.

Keywords

adaptation climate climate change forest health water

Editors and affiliations

  • Ron Benioff
    • 1
  • Sandra Guill
    • 2
  • Jeffrey Lee
    • 3
  1. 1.Country Studies Management TeamU.S. Department of EnergyUSA
  2. 2.Country Studies Management TeamU.S. Department of EnergyUSA
  3. 3.U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyNational Health and Environmental EffectsCorvallisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-0303-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6621-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-0303-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1382-3124
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