Vulnerability Assessment of Livelihoods in the Nariva Watershed, Trinidad and Tobago Presentation


“Vulnerability is the degree to which a system is susceptible to, or unable to cope with, adverse effects of climate change, including climate variability and extremes.” (IPCC 2007)

  • Vulnerability is defined by three (3) distinct factors; 1. Exposure, 2. Sensitivity and 3. Adaptive Capacity
  • High vulnerability – high exposure + high sensitivity + low adaptive capacity
  • Less vulnerable – low exposure + low sensitivity + high adaptive capacity


Afiya De Sormeaux and Sharon Hutchinson