This document offers a comprehensive tool for conducting regular vulnerability assessments. It provides a standardised approach to vulnerability assessments covering a broad range of sectors and topics (e.g. water sector, agriculture, fisheries, different ecosystems) as well as different spatial levels (community, sub-national, national) and time horizons (e.g. current vulnerability or vulnerability in the medium- to long-term). In the resourceful annex technical and adaptation experts will find a wide range of practical tools and templates.
Building on the approach developed by Germany’s ‘Vulnerability Network’ for assessing domestic vulnerability across different sectors at the various administrative levels in Germany, the Vulnerability Sourcebook offers a practical and scientifically sound methodological approach to vulnerability assessments and their application for monitoring and evaluation of climate change adaptation. It is illustrated with examples and lessons learned from pilot applications in Bolivia, Pakistan, Burundi and Mozambique. It thus offers a rich compendium of practical and scientific knowledge on vulnerability assessments.
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