The Vulnerability Sourcebook: Concept and guidelines for standardised vulnerability assessments

by Kerstin Fritzsche, Stefan Schneiderbauer, Philip Bubeck et al.
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, August 2014

180 pp. 5.9 MB

The recently published Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change once again stresses the pervasive risks of climate change. Vulnerability to current climate variability and future climate change particularly threatens the development of poor and marginalised people. The findings of the report underline the need for recognising adaptation adequately in the 2015 climate change agreement in order to effectively address climate vulnerability. The authors hope the Vulnerability Sourcebook will contribute to the on-going debate about adaptation effectiveness and to the practical implementation of National Adaptation Plan processes. They are convinced that a stronger focus on effective adaptation will support developing countries in their endeavour to achieve climate-resilient sustainable development.

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