Climate Change Vulnreability Assesment of Chisapani Vdc of Ramechhap District (2017)

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This paper presents the results of study carried out with the objective of identifying the vulnerable community at ward level of Chisapaani V.D.C of Ramechhap District of Nepal. Vulnerability assessment framework with list of indicators and determinants was prepared and finalized on the basis of literature review of previous works and updated with village development committee (VDC) specific information. Adaptive capacity of each ward was calculated by averaging three indicators; socio-economic, infrastructural and technological indicators which were determined by predefined criteria whereas perceptions of respondents are the basis of exposure and sensitivity. Various research tools like household survey, community discussions, focus group discussions and key informant interview were done to collect primary data. The data were tabulated, standardized, normalized and the sub-indexes were calculated as the average of the indicator values. Based on the Vulnerability definition given by Intergovernmental panel in climate change (IPCC), the vulnerability index was calculated as the product of Sensitivity index, Exposure index and the inverse of Adaptive capacity index in Arc GIS 10. The vulnerability index for wards of Chisapani VDC has been categorized as Low (<0.25), Medium (0.25-0.50), High (0.50-0.75) and Very High (>0.75).
Year: 2017
Language: English
In: International Journal of Environmental Sciences & Natural Resources, 1 (3): 1-7 p.

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