GTFS: Global Trends and Future Scenarios Index

Climate Change 2007: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability


Climate Change 2007 – Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date scientific assessment of the impacts of climate change, the vulnerability of natural and human environments, and the potential for response through adaptation. The report:

• evaluates evidence that recent observed changes in climate have already affected a variety of physical and biological systems and concludes that these effects can be attributed to global warming;

• makes a detailed assessment of the impacts of future climate change and sea-level rise on ecosystems, water resources, agriculture and food security, human health, coastal and low-lying regions and industry and settlements;

• provides a complete new assessment of the impacts of climate change on major regions of the world (Africa, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Europe, Latin America, North America, polar regions and small islands);

• considers responses through adaptation;

• explores the synergies and trade-offs between adaptation and mitigation;

• evaluates the key vulnerabilities to climate change, and assesses aggregate damage levels and the role of multiple stresses.