Integrating knowledge to assess coastal vulnerability to sea-level rise: The development of the DIVA tool.

This paper describes the development of the DIVA tool, a user-friendly tool for assessing coastal vulnerability from subnational to global levels. The development involved the two major challenges of integrating knowledge in the form of data, scenarios and models from various natural, social and engineering science disciplines and making this integrated knowledge accessible to a broad community of end-users.

Strategies for Adaptation to Sea Level Rise.

This report represents the first survey on a global scale of adaptive options for coastal areas in response to a possible acceleration of sea level rise and the implications of these options. The report provides general information on options for a range of coastal areas which cover large continental states to small coastal islands.

Coastal Zones and Small Islands.

As part of the IPPC report the report describes the impacts of climate change for coastal areas and small islands. Furthermore, it discusses adaptation reponses.

Reducing Extreme Weather Event Impacts

This report focuses on identifying criteria, indicators and policy options for managing climate variability and change (extreme events). It also discusses critical issues for the assessing policies aimed at managing extreme weather event.

Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change: Synthesis Report

The study aims to develop a global estimate of adaptation costs for informing the international community’s efforts in the climate negotiations

Estimating Costs of Adaptation to Climate Change

The EACC study addresses many of the shortcomings found in the adaptation cost literature

Spending Adaptation Money Wisely

This paper seeks to move the focus of the debate back towards the substance of adaptation by asking what “good adaptation” in developing countries would look like.

Adaptation and mitigation in long-term climate policies

The paper analytically explores the optimal policy mix between mitigation and environmental adaptation against climate change at a macroeconomic level. It focuses on a long-term dynamic analysis of a model with accumulation in physical capital, greenhouse gases, and adaptation capital.

Invasive species, climate change and ecosystem-based adaptation: Addressing multiple drivers of global change

This report is targeted at policy-makers, particularly those responsible for developing climate mitigation and adaption strategies that address issues like conservation, ecosystem services, agriculture and sustainable livelihoods. It focuses on the primary linkages between invasive species and climate change, as well as the secondary and tertiary interactions of their corresponding impacts.