This report is the product of the Assessments of Impacts and Adaptation to Climate Change in Multiple Regions and Sectors (AIACC) implemented over the period 2001-2007. "The project had three objectives: Enhance scientific capacity in developing countries to assess climate change impacts, vulnerability, and adaptation; Advance scientific understanding of these issues; and Improve links between climate change science and policy communities to enable adaptation planning and action.
Twenty-four assessments were executed in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Small Island States. Multiinstitutional teams of more than 300 scientists, stakeholders and students from 50 developing countries conducted the assessments."
Assessments of Impacts and Adaptations to Climate Change (AIACC) is "a global initiative developed in collaboration with the UNEP/WMO Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and funded by the Global Environment Facility to advance scientific understanding of climate change vulnerabilities and adaptation options in developing countries."