Vulgarisation of the Climate Vulnerability Monitor
April 2023 – December 2024

Project Overview

The first Climate Vulnerability Monitor (CVM) was launched in December 2010 during COP-16 to provide the first comprehensive overview of climate change vulnerability in 2010 and 2030 using comparable indicators across 184 countries worldwide. It assessed climate impact in four areas: health impact, weather disasters, habitat loss, and economic stress. More than 50 countries were highlighted as acutely at risk.  

Fast forward to 2022, the third edition of the report ‘A Planet on Fire’ was released, consolidating the latest research from the scientific community on climate change impacts on the environment, economy, and public health using 32 socioeconomic and environmental change and impact indicators. It provides worldwide present and future projections of these impacts at the national level under different scenarios throughout the 21st century. The scenarios follow the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report, i.e., warming to 1.5 degrees Celcius, below 2 degrees Celcius, and high emission scenario without any climate action. The CVM is commissioned by the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) and the Vulnerable Twenty Group (V20). Climate Analytics, finres, the Lancet Countdown, CVF, and the V20 secretariat were the Consortium of institutions contributing to CVM3. 

In this project, MCII/UNU-EHS will lead and supervise the translation of the CVM3 report into a published book to promote its results to the academic and general audience to build a better understanding of climate change impacts, adaptive capacity, and effective response measures over various timescales in an easy-to-understand way. The book will be published following a peer-review process to ensure its accuracy remains. The target is to launch the book during COP-29 (2024) to increase its visibility and uptake by vulnerable countries across the globe.