Climate Change Vulnerability and Risk

Sectors and Themes
Disaster Risk Reduction
Expertise Level
Resource Type
Guidance and Frameworks
Developer or Source
UN Habitat

This document is a guide for community assessments, action planning, and implementation. The purpose of this guide is to ensure that projects and related activities are adequately targeted at reducing climate change vulnerabilities in communities, it is necessary to conduct Vulnerability and Risk Assessments (VRAs) to understand which people and which areas are most at risk and why.

This information can subsequently be used to:

- Inform participatory action planning processes that lead to community-driven and owned adaptation, as well as settlements upgrading processes.
- Identify lower risk areas in which climate-resilient infrastructure and housing could be built.
- Develop targeted early warning systems, training programs in environmental management and risk reduction, community capacity building, alternative livelihood strategies, etc.
- Select, prioritize, and design appropriate resilient infrastructure development options.

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