AIACC Regional Studies

Basic information about the AIACC Regional Studies can be found on this website by exploring the links below. More detailed information about the AIACC regional studies can be found at the CIESIN/AIACC Data Methods and Synthesis website. The CIESIN/AIACC Data Methods and Synthesis website was developed with partners at the Center for Climate Systems Research (CCSR) and the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) at Columbia University to provide a web-based information network about the AIACC regional studies.

As of July 2003, AIACC Regional Study Progress Reports will be made available on the web. Click here to go the the AIACC/CIESIN website to view the reports.

Click on the links directly below to obtain basic information about the regional study.

AF04 | AF07 | AF14 | AF20 | AF23 | AF38 | AF42 | AF47 | AF90 | AF91 | AF92

AS06 | AS07 | AS12 | AS21 | AS25

LA06 | LA26 | LA27 | LA29 | LA32

SIS06 | SIS09 | SIS90

  • Impacts and Adaptations to Climate Change by the Biodiversity Sector in Southern Africa (Robert Scholes, CSIR Division of Water, Environment and Forest Technology, South Africa) [AF04]

  • Development of Regional Climate Change Scenarios for Sub-Saharan Africa (Bruce Hewitson, Climate System Analysis Group, University of Cape Town, South Africa) [AF07]

  • Environmental Strategies for Increasing Human Resilience in Sudan: Lessons for Climate Change Adaptation in North and East Africa (Balgis M. Osman and Nagmeldin Goubti, Higher Council for Environment and Natural Resources, Sudan, and Erika Spanger-Siegfried, Stockholm Environment Institute, USA) [AF14 ]

  • Assessing Global And Regional Climate Change Scenarios for West Africa (Amadou Gaye, Laboratory for Atmospheric Physics, Cheik Anta Diop University, Senegal) [AF20]

  • Food Security and Climate Change in Sub-Saharan West Africa (James Adejuwon, Department of Geography, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria) [AF23]

  • Integrated Assessment of Miombo Region: Exploration of Impacts and Adaptation Options in Relation to Climate Change and Extremes (Paul Desanker, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, USA, and Manuel Ferrao, Centro Nacional de Cartografica e Teledeteccao, Mozambique) [AF38]

  • Impacts of Climate Change, Vulnerability and Adaptation Capacity in the Limpopo Basin of Semi-Arid Land Southern Africa: The Case of Eastern Botswana (Opha Pauline Dube, Department of Environmental Science, University of Botswana, Botswana) [AF42]

  • Capacity Building in Analytical Tools for Estimating and Comparing Costs and Benefits of Adaptation Projects in Africa (Ogunlade Davidson, Energy and Development Research Centre, University of Capetown, South Africa) [AF47]

  • Assessment of Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability to Climate Change in North Africa: Food Production and Water Resources.  (Ayman F. Abou Hadid, Central Laboratory for Agricultural Climate) [AF90]

  • Capacity Building to Evaluate and Adapt to Climate Change-Induced Vulnerability to Malaria and Cholera in the Lake Victoria Region (Shem Wandiga, National Academy of Sciences, Kenya) [AF91]

  • Rural Households and Drought in the Sahel Region of West Africa: Vulnerability and Effective Mitigation Measures (A. A. Adepetu, Center for Environmental Resources and Hazards Research, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Jos, Nigeria) [AF92]


  • Potential Impacts of Climate Change and Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment for Grassland Ecosystem and Livestock Sector in Mongolia (Punsalmaa Batima, Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology, Mongolia) [AS06]

  • Southeast Asia Regional Vulnerability to Changing Water Resource and Extreme Hydrological Events Due to Climate Change (Anond Snidvongs, Southeast Asia START Regional Center, Thailand) [AS07]

  • Assessment of the Impacts of and Adaptations to Climate Change in the Plantation Sector, with Particular Reference to Coconut and Tea, in Sri Lanka (Janaka Ratnasiri, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Sri Lanka) [AS12]

  • An Integrated Assessment of Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability in Watershed Areas and Communities in Southeast Asia (Rodel Lasco, University of the Philippines at Los Baños College of Forestry and Natural Resources, Philippines) [AS21]

  • Integrated Assessments of Vulnerabilities and Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change in the Western Region of China (Yongyuan Yin, International Earth System Sciences Institute at Nanjing University, People’s Republic of China, and Sustainable Development Research Institute at the University of British Columbia, Canada) [AS25]

Latin America

  • Assessment of Impacts and Adaptation Measures for the Water Resources Sector Due to Extreme Events Under Climate Change Conditions in Central America (Walter Fernández, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Planetary Research, School of Physics, University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica) [LA06]

  • Impact of Global Change on the Coastal Areas of the Rio De La Plata: Sea Level Rise and Meteorological Effects (Vicente Barros, Departamento de Ciencias de la Atmósfera y los Océanos, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina) [LA26]

  • Building Capacity to Assess Impact of Climate Change/Variability and Develop Adaptive Responses for the Mixed Crop/Livestock Production Systems in the Argentinean and Uruguayan Pampas (Agustín Gimenéz, Instituto Nacional de Investigación Agropecuaria, Uruguay) [LA27]

  • Integrated Assessment of Social Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change Among Farmers in Mexico and Argentina (Carlos Gay, Centro de Ciencias de la Atmósfera, Autonomous National University of Mexico, Mexico) [LA29]

  • Assessing Global Change Impacts, Vulnerability, and Adaptation Strategies for Estuarine Waters of the Rio de la Plata (Gustavo Nagy, Department of Ecology (Division of Oceanography), Uruguayan State University, Uruguay) [LA32]

Small Island States

  • The Threat of Dengue Fever - Assessment of Impacts and Adaptation to Climate Change in Human Health in the Caribbean (Anthony Chen, Department of Physics, University of the West Indies, Jamaica and Samuel Rawlins, Caribbean Epidemiology Centre) [SIS06]

  • Integrated Methods and Models for Assessing Coastal Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change in Pacific Island Countries (Kanayathu Koshy, Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development, The University of the South Pacific, Fiji) [SIS09]

  • Assessment of Impacts of Climate Change on Tourism in Small Island States Based Upon Field Studies in Seychelles and Comoros (Rolph Payet, Seychelles Climate Centre, Seychelles Ministry of Environment, Seychelles) [SIS90]