Dr Katharine Vincent and Ms Tracy Cull have been part of the international team of scientific experts assembled to review the guidance on vulnerability, impact and adaptation assessments. The task comprises one of four work streams of PROVIA – Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation. The revised guidelines, which will be published in December 2012, will serve as a much needed update of earlier IPCC Guidelines, UNEP Handbook (1994 and 1996 respectively) and other publications. The first draft has gone out for international expert review and comments are sought from interested parties by 30th June 2012.