Provides comprehensive guidance on methods for evaluating potential impacts of climate change and possible adaptation strategies to cope with those impacts.
1. U.S. Country Studies Program. 2. Overview of the Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment Process. 3. Defining the Scope of an Assessment. 4. Defining and Applying Scenarios and Using GCM Data for Vulnerability Assessments. 5. Conducting Biophysical Impact and Technical Adaptation Assessments. 6. Integration of Impact Assessment Results. 7. Assessment of Adaptation Policy Options. 8. Documentation and Presentation of Results. Appendices: A. Baseline Scenarios. B. Climate Chane Scenarios for Vulnerability Assessments. C. General Circulation Models and Data. D. Crop Impacts. E. Grassland/Livestock Impacts. F. Forest Impacts. G. Water Resource Impacts. H. Coastal Resource Impacts and Methods of Adaptation Assessment. I. Assessment of Adaptation Options. J. Description of Assessment Methods for Assessing Impacts on Fisheries.
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