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Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments of Forests and Forest Dependent People: A framework methodology

Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments of Forests and Forest Dependent People: A framework methodology

Negative impacts of climate change on forests threaten the delivery of crucial wood and non-wood goods and environmental services on which an estimated 1.6 billion people fully or partly depend. Assessment of the vulnerability of forests and forest-dependent people to climate change is a necessary first step for identifying the risks and the most vulnerable areas and people, and for developing measures for adaptation and targeting them for specific contexts. This publication provides practical technical guidance for forest vulnerability assessment in the context of climate change. It describes the elements that should be considered for different time horizons and outlines a structured approach for conducting these assessments. The framework will guide practitioners in conducting a step-by-step analysis and will facilitate the choice and use of appropriate tools and methods. Background information is provided separately in text boxes, to assist readers with differing amounts of experience in forestry, climate change and assessment practices. The publication will provide useful support to any vulnerability assessment with a forest- and tree-related component.

Authors: Meybeck, A.; Rose, S.; Gitz, V.

Topic: climate change, forest management, mitigation, adaptation, impact assessment, community forestry

Series: FAO Forestry Paper no. 183

Pages: 98p

Publisher: Rome, Italy, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Publication Year: 2019

ISBN: 978-92-5-131981-9

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