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GRaBS Adaptation Action Planning Toolkit uast0-2

The Adaptation Action Planning Toolkit is a web-based vulnerbality assessment tool developed by the Green and Blue Space Adaptation for Urban Areas and Eco Towns (GRaBS) project. The project is a network of leading pan-European organisations involved in integrating climate change adaptation into regional planning and development

Urban Adaptation Support Tool

To support adaptation action in European cities and towns the European Commission launched Mayors Adapt- the Covenant of Mayors Initiative on Climate Change Adaptation in 2014 as a parallel adaptation initiative to the Covenant of Mayors, which focused on mitigation.  As part of this initiative, the Urban Adaptation Support Tool has been developed

The Integrated Management for Local Climate Change Response: Capacity Development Package

The online tool Integrated Management for Local Climate Change Response consists of guidance papers, training materials, tools and case studies for enhancing local capacities on climate change adaptation and mitigation. The Capacity Development Package provides a number of more detailed sub-sections covering Baseline Review, Target Setting, Organisational Setup, Involvement and Communication

Equity Explorer

The Equity Explorer allows users to visualize the multiple dimensions of climate equity by using a collection of indicators. The indicators include emissions, level of development, vulnerability and capacitiy to adapt to climate impacts, mitigation potential, and benefits of action

Soil Monitoring Software (SMS)

Besides various human activities, soil is vulnerable to natural processes and challenged by climate change impacts such as in particular drought and floods. Systems based on historical data and using cutting-edge technology, such as GIS and remote sensing, can help local authorities to better understand the extent of the problem

Dynamic Interactive Vulnerability Assessment model - DIVA

The DIVA tool is an integrated, global model of coastal systems that assesses biophysical and socio-economic consequences of sea-level rise and socio-economic development taking into account the following key impacts: coastal erosion (both direct and indirect), coastal flooding (including rivers), wetland change and salinity intrusion into deltas and estuaries. DIVA also enables to take in consideration within the assessment adaptation in terms of raising dikes and nourishing beaches (predefined adaptation strategies are used in DIVA)

Coastal Vulnerability Index – CVI

The Coastal Vulnerability Index (CVI) is one of the most commonly used and simple methods to assess coastal vulnerability to sea level rise, in particular due to erosion and/or inundation (Gornitz et al., 1991)

Aware for Investments TM

An online, rapid, climate risk screening tool, designed to help you easily identify and understand the potential risks from climate change to companies that you are investing in. Aware for Investments builds on our team's many years of knowledge and experience in the field of climate change adaptation to offer you tools that will help you understand, identify and manage the risks and opportunities that climate change will bring Working across a broad range of sectors, Aware helps investors quickly identify potential risks to the companies they are investing in

Red Crescent Climate Training Kit

The Red Cross and Red Crescent organisation have developed this training kit to help their associates design and facilitate workshops on climate risk management. In particular, it aims to help trainers and facilitators shape interactive training events or workshops and tap into existing knowledge

CLAD - Coastal Climate Adaptation and Development Tool

CLAD is a 3-year project, launched in April 2009 (ending in 2012), funded by the Irish Environmental Protection Agency and involving the Coastal and Marine Research Centre CMRC of the University College Cork (Ireland). CLAD aims to provide methodological and informational support for decision-makers and stakeholders regarding sustainable adaptation to climate change in Irish coastal areas


CoastLearn is an internet based distance vocational training package on Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM). This self-learning tool targets primarily coastal managers and planners working at local, sub-national, and national levels

Climate Change Vulnerability Index (CCVI)

The new Climate Change Vulnerability Index (CCVI), released by global risks advisory firm Maplecroft, enables organisations to identify areas of risk within their operations, supply chains and investments. It evaluates 42 social, economic and environmental factors to assess national vulnerabilities across three core areas

Climate change and health: a tool to estimate health and adaptation costs

The WHO Regional Office for Europe prepared this economic analysis tool to support adaptation planning to protect health from the negative effects of climate change in European Member States. It is based on a review of the science, and provides step-by-step guidance on estimating: (a) the costs associated with damage to health due to climate change; (b) the costs for adaptation in various sectors to protect health from such damage; and (c) the efficiency of adaptation measures: the cost of adaptation versus the expected returns, or averted health costs

Compendium on methods and tools to evaluate impacts of, vulnerability and adaptation to, climate change

The UNFCCC Compendium on methods and tools to evaluate impacts of, and vulnerability and adaptation to, climate change is a web-based resource that provides key information on available frameworks, methods and tools, and their special features. It is designed to assist Parties and other potential users in selecting the most appropriate methodology for assessments of impacts and vulnerability, and preparing for adaptation to climate change

Climate Navigator Tool for Cities

This toolkit provides practical guidance on how to integrate climate change adaptation in urban development. It contains useful hints for cities and communities, local authorities and urban planners, and it refers to a database with more than 130 adaptation measures and good practice examples

Global Climate Risk Index 2014

The Global Climate Risk Index 2014 analyses to what extent countries have been affected by the impacts of weather-related loss events (storms, floods, heat waves etc.)

ECDC Vibrio suitability model

The Vibrio suitability tool (Vibrio map viewer) shows the environmental suitability for Vibrio growth in the Baltic Sea. It is a near real-time model that uses daily updated remote sensing data to examine worldwide environmental conditions, such as sea surface temperature and salinity for Vibrio spp


Most of today’s coastal zone problems involve many competing interests and it is of crucial importance to simultaneously assess the social and ecological dimensions of them. This website guides you through exploring the system’s dynamics and interactions by using a Systems Approach Framework (SAF)

Capacity building for sustainable water resources management

Cap-Net is an international network for capacity building in sustainable water management. It is made up of a partnership of autonomous international, regional and national institutions and networks committed to capacity building in the water sector

The EcoCities Spatial Portal

This tool case shows how to assess the geography of Greater Manchester's vulnerability to climate change. The EcoCities spatial portal was developed within the EcoCities project at The University of Manchester, and drew on previous research undertaken within the INTERREG IVC GRaBS project

Climate Guide: Climate Change Impacts in Finland

The Maps provided by the platform show estimates of the impacts of climate change in different parts of Finland, either on a regular network of grid boxes (10km squares), or by region, in order to help scientists and policymakers to define adaptation measures.


FINESSI is a web tool that allows the user to explore the possible impacts of climate change in Finland on chosen impact areas and at different time periods up to the end of the 21st century. The tool is intended for planners and researchers, but it may also be of interest to students and to members of the public

ECDC quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA) tool

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA) tool supports public health officers in European member states in the estimation of relative public health risks due to climate change. Due to the complexity of microbiological processes under environmental influences, assessing relative risks of climate change-associated Food- and Water-borne diseases must be based on multivariate strategies

Advanced tool for scenarios of the Baltic Sea ECOsystem to SUPPORT decision making

The database assess the combined effects of changing climate and changing human activity (nutrient load reductions [runoff and airborne], coastal management, fisheries) on the Baltic Sea ecosystem. The system is based upon scenarios from an existing state-of-the-art coupled atmosphere-ice-ocean-land surface model for the Baltic Sea catchment area, marine physical-biogeochemical models of differing complexity, a food web model, statistical fish population models, economic calculations, and new data detailing climate effects on marine biota

Global Water Partnership ToolBox

The ToolBox is a free and open database with a library of background papers, policy briefs, technical briefs and perspective papers as well as huge sections of case studies and references in each tool. These are all available for use by anyone who is interested in implementing better approaches for the management of water or learning more about improving water management at a local, national, regional or global level

Global Adaptation Atlas

The Adaptation Atlas is a dynamic mapping tool, developed by Resources for the Future, in collaboration with a diverse network of partners. To address the unique challenges of collecting, managing and evaluating the information needed for successful adaptation, we created the Global Adaptation Atlas

CIS – Coastal Information System and CWA – Coastal Web Atlas

According to O’Dea et al, 2007 Coastal Information Systems (CISs) can be defined as “a collection of digital maps and datasets with supplementary tables, illustrations and information that systematically illustrate the coast, oftentimes with cartographic and decision support tools”. Most useful and powerful CISs are those accessible on-line that are generally identified as Coastal Web Atlas (CWAs)

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