Summary for Policymakers

The Regional Impacts of Climate Change:
An Assessment of Vulnerability

A Special Report of IPCC Working Group II
Published for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change --
November 1997


Foreword & Preface
Scope, Nature of the Issue & Approach of the Assessment

Overview of Regional Vulnerabilities to Global Climate Change --

Hydrology and Water Resources
Food and Fiber Production
Coastal Systems
Human Health

Anticipatory Adaptation in the Context of Current Policies and Conditions

Regional Vulnerability to Global Climate Change --

Polar Regions: The Arctic and the Antarctic

Arid Western Asia (Middle East and Arid Asia)



Latin America

North America

Small Island States

Temperate Asia, including Siberia

Tropical Asia

Research Needs, Authors & Contributors

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