Title

Assessing coastal vulnerability: developing a global index for measuring risk

Document Type

Report

Publication details

United Nations Environmental Programme 2005, Assessing coastal vulnerability: developing a global index for measuring risk, report prepared by A Singh, S Pathirana & H Shi, Division of Early Warning and Assessment, UNEP, Nairobi, Kenya. ISBN: 9280725777

Document available online at http://www.unep.org/publications/search/pub_details_s.asp?ID=3752

Abstract

This study attempts to give an overview of the current global coastal monitoring activities, and to assess the relationship between the socio- economic and environmental indicators in the global coastal zones by using the DPSIR- framework. By estimating the exposure to hazards and its coping capacity, a Coastal Vulnerability Index has been calculated for each country to give a rough indication of its vulnerability.