TAMD Climate Change Indicator - Methodological Note. Indicator 9: Vulnerability/Resilience

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Published: March 2013
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INDICATOR 9. VULNERABILITY / RESILIENCE~Numbers of people better able to cope with climate change and variability

A key impact of adaptation assistance will be to increase people’s ability to cope with and recover from the effects of hazards associated with climate variability and change, i.e. to reduce their vulnerability / increase their resilience in the face of climatic changes and variations. Adaptation interventions should make people less susceptible to harm when they are exposed to such climate hazards. Here we use the concept of vulnerability, due to its widespread adoption within the body of climate change adaptation literature and practice. Broadly speaking, resilience is viewed as inversely related to vulnerability. The approach outlined below may also be applied to the assessment of (changes in) adaptive capacity.

This indicator aims to capture reductions in climate vulnerability, while addressing the highly contextual factors that influence vulnerability.