HUMANITARIAN IMPLICATIONS OF CLIMATE CHANGE: MAPPING EMERGING TRENDS AND RISK HOTSPOTS

AUTHOR: CARE International

LAST UPDATED: November 2009

TYPE OF TOOL: Report

KEYWORDS: conflict sensitivity, CARE International, report, climate adaptation

FORMAT: Downloadable PDFs

LANGUAGES: English

WEB LINKS:

http://www.care-international.org (CARE International)

http://www.careclimatechange.org/publications/global-reports/42-%20humanitarian-implications-of-climate-change=42 (tool)

ABOUT THE TOOL: “This study identifies the most likely humanitarian implications of climate change for the next 20-30 year period. The authors use Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to map specific hazards associated with climate change – specifically: floods, cyclones and droughts – and place them in relation to factors influencing vulnerability. The results identify hotspots of high humanitarian risk under changing climatic conditions.The purpose of mapping these hotspots is to help: (a) policymakers better understand the challenge we face and (b) humanitarian actors adapt their response strategies to the realities of climate change.” The tool consists of a humanitarian report,discussion paper, technology brief, policy brief, and several high-resolution maps.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: CARE International is “a global leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to saving lives and ending poverty.

INTENDED USER:  Policymakers, humanitarian actors, and “anyone working towards a world where poverty has been overcome and people can live in dignity and security.”

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