“This report reminds us that adaptation can help protect people’s livelihoods and strengthen their resilience.” Helen Clark, UNDP
The Climate Vulnerability Monitor is a new tool built to assess the vulnerability of our world to the many effects of climate change as communities virtually everywhere are facing them – each in radically different ways. DARA and the Climate Vulnerable Forum developed the Climate Vulnerability Monitor with critical input from leading international thinkers. It aims to help us keep watch on current and expected impacts caused by climate change and to promote understanding and debate around its growing dangers and how to deal with them.
Every year, climate change claims lives and seriously affects much of our planet. The scale and breadth of the challenge as identified by the Climate Vulnerability Monitor is already immense. So is the explosive growth of its negative effects on human society. Everyone should be aware of the risks we are running by not tackling the climate crisis, and how simple it is in many cases to avoid damage now and tomorrow. Still, only truly urgent action will prevent increasingly irreversible harm to the earth and the life it sustains. Equally urgent support is currently needed to help populations in places most vulnerable to the worst effects of climate change. They are on today’s frontlines of our common struggle with a now rapidly changing planet.
Climate change: The human impact of desertification
Desertification affects approximately 2.5 million people today, with this figure expected to reach 10 million by 2030. Tune in to DARA’s latest podcast on climate change driven desertification, based on the findings of our 2010 Climate Vulnerability Monitor.
Climate change and gender
Gender inequality, multi-dimensional poverty and vulnerability are all strongly linked to climate change. Tune in to DARA’s podcast on climate change and gender based on the findings of our 2010 Climate Vulnerability Monitor.
The impact of climate change on agriculture
An estimated 925 million people suffer from world hunger. Tune in to a podcast on climate change and agriculture based on the findings of our 2010 Climate Vulnerability Monitor.
Mohamed Nasheed, President of the Maldives, on the Climate Vulnerability Monitor
Listen to an interview with Mohamed Nasheed, President of the Maldives, about the Climate Vulnerability Monitor
John Ashton, UK Special Representative for Climate Change, on the Climate Vulnerability Monitor
Listen to an interview with John Ashton, UK Special Representative for Climate Change, about the Climate Vulnerability Monitor
The Climate Vulnerability Monitor 2010 on Afghanistan and Somalia
Tune in to learn about a major new piece of climate change research which shows Afghanistan and Somalia as part of a small group of the world´s most vulnerable countries.
Overview of the Climate Vulnerability Monitor 2010: The State of the Climate Crisis
A groundbreaking new report issued by DARA and the Climate Vulnerable Forum draws attention to over 300,000 lives already lost each year as a result of global warming and changes to our climate. Tune in to learn about the overview and findings of the Climate Vulnerability Monitor 2010 Report.
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