Assessing Climate Change Vulnerability: A Conceptual and Theoretical Review

Authors

  • Danladi Yusuf Gumel Department of Geography, School of Secondary Education, Arts & Social Science, Jigawa State College of Education, Gumel, Nigeria

Keywords:

Assessment, Climate change, Indicator, Sustainable livelihood, Vulnerability

Abstract

The extensive scope of climate change research and the diversity of scientific traditions involved in vulnerability research have resulted in different conceptual definitions and theoretical conceptualizations of the climate vulnerability phenomenon. This diversity of interpretations has led to copious methods for operationalizing vulnerability as an analytical concept, i.e., frameworks and approaches for vulnerability assessments. This paper is intended to review literature on climate change vulnerability by exploring and synthesizing the various conceptual and analytical frameworks which is regarded to be important in the assessment of vulnerability to climate change. From the reviewed literature, several interpretation of the concept of climate change vulnerability as well as theoretical frameworks are brought to the fore. The paper further highlighted on the two well- known methodologies of estimating vulnerability in literature; the vulnerability variable assessment method and the indicator technique by espousing the merits and demerits of each approach. It is suggested that exploring integrated quantitative vulnerability assessment approach will enhance the understanding of climate change vulnerabilities.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6206933

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Published

2022-02-28

How to Cite

Gumel, D. Y. (2022). Assessing Climate Change Vulnerability: A Conceptual and Theoretical Review. Journal of Sustainability and Environmental Management, 1(1), 22–31. Retrieved from https://nepjol.info/index.php/josem/article/view/43527

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Review Articles