Advancing national climate change risk assessment to deliver national adaptation plans (CCRA 2)


General Information:

Author: Warren, R.F. et al.

Year of publication: 2018

Available languages: English

Details of Assessment:

Type of assessment: Comprehensive impact and risk assessment

Format of assessment: Scientific article

Estimated costs for conducting: 650,000 GBP

Estimated duration of assessment: No information

To be carried out by whom: Scientists/researchers

Institutional scale of use: National

Assesment to be used by which target audience: State level decision makers

Output: Report


Coverage & Methodology:

Region of origin: Europe

Developed by which sector: Science

Applied in practice: No

Geographic coverage in analysis: Europe

Potential geographic coverage: Worldwide

Sectors covered: Agriculture, Biodiversity, Infrastructure, Forestry, Commercial sector, Health sector, Water sector, Energy sector

Details: Method structured around "system of receptors" and not conventional sectors to allow for consideration of interconnectedness of risks

Method used: Mixed method approach

Description of methodology: Literature review of vulnerability, climate change risks/opportunities, existing adaptation; Synthesization of information and climate projections under consideration of the degree of confidence; Review teams consider impact of adaptation options; Prioritization of adaptation options based on 'urgency'

Risk framework used: AR4

Details: Similar to AR4 and referenced

Risk components incorporated: All

Hazards and impacts considered in the assessment: All hazards

Source of required data: Secondary (available data is used)

Details: Literature on climate data, models, projections, policy documents

Temporal scale: Current, Forward looking

Participatory elements: Partly

Details: Stakeholder review of output

Consideration of interconnectedness and -dependencies of risks: Partly

Details: Depends on how experts judge the options for adaptation, risks

Adressing uncertainty: Yes

Scope of assessment: Identification of risks, assessment of impacts, identification of adaptation options, priorization of adaptation options, identification of limits to adaptation

Relevance for losses and damages:

Economic/Non-Economic losses incorporated: Both

Applicability for entire risk spectrum (from extreme weather events to slow onset processes): Yes


Recommendations for Adaptation measures included in Climate Risk Assessment: Yes

Applied by whom: Warren, R.F. et al.

Open access: Yes