The Regional Impacts of Climate Change: An Assessment of Vulnerability: summary for policy makers (IPCC working group 2 special report, Sept 1997) pdf version

The Regional Impacts of Climate Change: An Assessment of Vulnerability: summary for policy makers (IPCC working group 2 special report, Sept 1997) pdf version

Assesses the degree to which human conditions and the natural environment are vulnerable to the potential effects of climate change. The report establishes a common base of information regarding the potential costs and benefits of climatic change, including the evaluation of uncertainties, to help the COP determine what adaptation and mitigation measures might be justified. The report consists of vulnerability assessments for 10 regions that comprise the Earth’s entire land surface and adjoining coastal seas: Africa, Arid Western Asia (including the Middle East), Australasia, Europe, Latin America, North America, the Polar Regions (The Arctic and the Antarctic), Small Island States, Temperate Asia and Tropical Asia. It also includes several annexes that provide information about climate observations, climate projections, vegetation distribution projections and socioeconomic trends. [author]

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