CRiSTAL User's Manual, Version 5
29 July 2014 | Downloads - publication
Climate variability is one of many stresses faced by local communities. Climate change may further alter climate variability over time by increasing the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, by creating gradual changes in average climate conditions, or by generating new climate hazards.
Without a tool to systematically assess the impacts of a project on some of the local determinants of vulnerability and exposure, it is difficult for project planners and managers to design activities that foster adaptation to climate variability and change. The Community-based Risk Screening Tool – Adaptation and Livelihoods (CRiSTAL) seeks to address this gap.