Livelihood vulnerability approach to assessing climate change impacts on mixed agro-livestock smallholders around the Gandaki River Basin in Nepal


General Information:

Author: Panthi, J. et al.

Year of publication: 2016

Available languages: English

Details of Assessment:

Type of assessment: Vulnerability assessment

Format of assessment: Scientific article

Estimated costs for conducting: No information

Estimated duration of assessment: No information

To be carried out by whom: Scientists/researchers

Institutional scale of use: Regional

Assesment to be used by which target audience: Regional decision makers

Output: Report


Coverage & Methodology:

Region of origin: Asia, Australia, North America

Developed by which sector: Science

Applied in practice: Yes

Geographic coverage in analysis: Asia

Potential geographic coverage: Nepal

Sectors covered: Agriculture

Details: Mixed agro-livestock smallholders

Method used: Index development

Description of methodology: Test of IPCC Vulnerability Index and liveliehood vulnerability Index (LVI) LVI: Indicator selection based on literature review and stakeholder interview, combination with climate-extreme indicators; weighting and averaging of indicators. IPCC Vulnerability Index: Indicators combined according to exposure, sensitivity, adaptive capacity, calculation of vulnerability

Risk framework used: Broad risk mapping according to different definition

Risk components incorporated: Vulnerability, sensitivity, exposure, adaptive capacity

Details: LVI: Broad definition of vulnerability, IPCC Vulnerability Index: exposure, sensitivity, adaptive capacity (according to IPCC)

Hazards and impacts considered in the assessment: Flood, Landslide, Drought

Source of required data: Primary and secondary

Details: Survey data, secondary data on climate variability and natural disasters

Temporal scale: Current

Participatory elements: Partly

Details: Stakeholder consultation, survey

Consideration of interconnectedness and -dependencies of risks: Partly

Details: Through inclusion of multiple hazards vulnerability was aggregated

Adressing uncertainty: No

Scope of assessment: Identification of risks, assessment of impacts, identification of adaptation options

Relevance for losses and damages:

Economic/Non-Economic losses incorporated: None

Applicability for entire risk spectrum (from extreme weather events to slow onset processes): No


Recommendations for Adaptation measures included in Climate Risk Assessment: Yes

Applied by whom: Panthi,J. et al.

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