Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change: Interim Results from the U.S. Country Studies Program / Edition 1

Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change: Interim Results from the U.S. Country Studies Program / Edition 1

by Joel B. Smith
     
 

To assist developing countries and countries with economies in transition to meet this obligation, the U.S. Country Studies Program is providing technical and financial support for the development of climate change studies in 55 countries. This document presents preliminary results from the vulnerability and adaptation assessment research of 13 of the countries

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Overview

To assist developing countries and countries with economies in transition to meet this obligation, the U.S. Country Studies Program is providing technical and financial support for the development of climate change studies in 55 countries. This document presents preliminary results from the vulnerability and adaptation assessment research of 13 of the countries that were ready to share their results. The countries contributing to this document are from the African, Asian-Pacific, Eastern European, and Latin American regions, and their assessments address impacts in the agriculture, grasslands, forest, water resources, and coastal resources sectors. This document includes results from many countries for which there was no prior research on the potential impacts of climate change, or for which the research has not previously been widely available. This work will not only fill gaps in the understanding of the potential impacts of climate change and the effectiveness of adaptation strategies, it will also help develop a consensus on appropriate methodologies and needs for refinement to currently available methodologies.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792341413
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
06/30/1996
Series:
Environmental Science and Technology Library Series, #8
Edition description:
1996
Pages:
367
Product dimensions:
8.27(w) x 11.69(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction. 2. Methods for Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment. 3. Summary of Results by Vulnerability Sector. 4. Regional Summary. 5. Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessments for The Gambia. 6. Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessments for Zimbabwe. 7. Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessments for Bangladesh. 8. Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessments for Kazakhstan. 9. Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessments for Mongolia. 10. Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessments for Sri Lanka. 11. Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessments for the Czech Republic. 12. Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessments for Estonia. 13. Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessments for Poland. 14. Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessments for Slovakia. 15. Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessments for Ukraine. 16. Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessments for Peru. 17. Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessments for Venezuela.

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