Author(s): Klein, R.J.T.
In: Klein, R.J.T. (2010). Which Countries are Particularly Vulnerable? Science Doesn’t Have the Answer! SEI.
Type: Policy brief
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This policy brief argues that discussions about the prioritisation of adaptation finance under the UNFCCC are characterised by ambiguity, reflecting the lack of agreement among Parties on what it means to be ‘particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change.’
Which Countries are Particularly Vulnerable? Science Doesn’t Have the Answer!
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Negotiators need to be aware of the political decisions involved in constructing vulnerability indices. They also need to understand how these decisions would influence the ranking of countries and thereby the allocation of adaptation finance.
This policy brief is based on the paper ‘Identifying countries that are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change: an academic or a political challenge?’, which was published in Carbon & Climate Law Review (2009, 3).
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