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Climate Vulnerability Monitor (2010)

Climate Vulnerability Monitor (2010)

The State of the Climate Crisis

The first edition of the Climate Vulnerability Monitor series of independent international assessments commissioned by the CVF into the societal ramifications of current climate change. The report was developed by international humanitarian research organization DARA , and reviewed by panels of external experts. It was launched in December 2010 and assimilated existing research on climate change vulnerability and included a detailed review of adaptation responses to different headline impacts of climate change. The analysis was carried out for 184 countries and included four focused country-level profiles. More info available at DARA here .

Climate Vulnerability Monitor 2010: “The State of the Climate Crisis”, DARA and the CVF (2010)
Complete Report, 291 pages (7.3 mb, pdf )
Executive Summaries
English (6.3 mb, pdf )
French (6.3 mb, pdf )
Spanish (6.3 mb, pdf )
Monitor Poster
Monitor Poster (English/French/Spanish) (1.0 mb, pdf )


4 impact areas of climate change analyzed for 184 countries for 2010 and 2030 – download the 2010 Monitor Data Tables here (0.3 mb, pdf ).

Monitor Review Bodies

  • Mary Chinery-Hesse. Chief Advisor to the Former President of Ghana; Member of the Panel of the Wise of the African Union (incoming)
  • Helen Clark. UNDP Administrator
  • Jan Eliasson. Former President of the UN General Assembly; Former Foreign Minister of Sweden
  • José María Figueres Olsen. Former President of Costa Rica; Chairman of the Carbon War Room
  • Saleemul Huq. Senior Fellow at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
  • Yolanda Kakabadse. International President of the WWF
  • Ashok Khosla. President of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  • Ricardo Lagos. Former President of Chile; Former President of the Club of Madrid
  • Loren Legarda. Senator of the Philippines; UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) Regional Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation for Asia and the Pacific
  • Ahmed Naseem. Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the Maldives
  • Rajendra Pachauri. Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; Director General of The Energy Resources Institute, India
  • Teresa Ribera. Secretary of State for Climate Change of Spain
  • Johan Rockström. Executive Director of the Stockholm Environment Institute and Stockholm Resilience Centre
  • Hans Joachim Schellnhuber. Founding Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
  • Klaus Töpfer. Former Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Margareta Wahlström. UN Assistant Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Michael Zammit Cutajar. Former Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
  • Yasemin Aysan. Under Secretary General, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
  • Suruchi Bhadwal. Fellow, Centre for Global Environment Research, The Energy and Resources Institute, India
  • Manuel Carballo. Director, International Committee for Migration and Health
  • Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum. Senior Scientist, Public Health and Environment, World Health Organization
  • Ian Christoplos. Senior Project Researcher, Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)
  • Pierre Encontre. Chief, Special Programmes, Division for Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes, UN Conference on Trade and Investment (UNCTAD)
  • Anne Hammill. Senior Researcher, Climate Change and Energy, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
  • Juergen Kropp. Head, North-South Research Group, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
  • Marc Levy. Deputy Director, Center for International Earth Science Information Network, Earth Institute at Columbia University, New York
  • Bo Lim. Special Climate Change Advisor, UNDP
  • Urs Luterbacher. Chairman, Environmental Studies Unit, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
  • Pascal Peduzzi. Head, Early Warning Unit, Global Resource Information Database (GRID – Europe), UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Hansjoerg Strohmeyer. Chief, Policy Development and Studies Branch, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
  • Farhana Yamin. Portfolio Manager, Climate Change, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation

Monitor Launch

The Monitor was launched at the Commonwealth Club in London, UK and at the UN Climate Change Conference at Cancún (UNFCCC COP16), Mexico, on 3 December 201o by then President of the Maldives, H.E. Mohamed Nasheed – see the video media coverage of the release and the image gallery .

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