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Research priorities on vulnerability, impacts and adaptation. Responding to the climate change challenge

Research priorities on vulnerability, impacts and adaptation. Responding to the climate change challenge
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 2013
  • Climate variability and change affect virtually all physical, biological and human systems on the planet. A major challenge of the research community is to provide relevant information to policymakers on vulnerability, impacts and adaptation in the context of a changing climate and to do so in a coherent and coordinated way. This report consists of 33 topics presented in three sections: Information to Support Policymaker Decisions, Systems and Regions and Emerging Topics. Each of the 33 topics includes a description of why the research is needed, followed by several paragraphs describing specific activities that respond to that need. Chapter B.1.2 is dedicated to water systems and chapter C.4 to the Food-Water-Energy-Security Nexus.
  • Geographical coverage: Global
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Energy, Participation, Vulnerability
  • Main target audience: Policy makers, Researchers
  • Main purpose: Guidance
  • Type of resource: Lessons learned, Recommendations
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Published in 2015