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Participatory tools and techniques for assessing climate change impacts and exploring adaptation options

Climate change is a major environmental and social challenge for Nepal. within Nepal poor and marginalised groups are the most vulnerable. A key factor of climate change at the local level is the uncertainty. which leaves communities vulnerable. This tool kit is designed to help communities and planners understand the likely local hazards and risks of climate change and look at the vulnerability of their environment and livelihoods. It helps them to analyse existing methods of coping and adapting and develop plans to increase resilience.The kit consists of a range of tools that can be used in and adapted to various situations. District or VDC (Village Development Committee) level planning teams can use them to make assessments and gain an overview. Community based organisations (such as forest user groups, water management groups or soil conservation groups) can use them to prepare themselves and develop community level adaptation plans.