An integrated and transferable climate change vulnerability assessment for regional application


General Information:

Author: Holsten, A., Kropp, J. P.

Year of publication: 2012

Available languages: English

Details of Assessment:

Type of assessment: Vulnerability assessment

Format of assessment: Scientific article

Estimated costs for conducting: No information

Estimated duration of assessment: No information

To be carried out by whom: Scientists/researchers

Institutional scale of use: Regional

Assesment to be used by which target audience: Regional decision makers

Output: Report


Coverage & Methodology:

Region of origin: Europe

Developed by which sector: Science

Applied in practice: Yes

Geographic coverage in analysis: Europe

Potential geographic coverage: Worldwide

Sectors covered: Agriculture, Tourism sector, Biodiversity, Forestry, Water sector

Details: Various sectors according to authors

Method used: Quantitative model

Description of methodology: Multisectoral vulnerability analysis: Sensitivity is quantified through physical, social, environmental, economic dimensions (sector-specific). These are directly related to exposure variables. Impact measures are derived through the aggregation of sector-specific impacts. In the last step the aggregated impact is combined with adaptive capacity.

Risk framework used: AR4

Risk components incorporated: All

Hazards and impacts considered in the assessment: All hazards

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

Details: Climate projections, biophysical and socio-economic data sources

Temporal scale: Forward looking

Participatory elements: No

Consideration of interconnectedness and -dependencies of risks: Partly

Details: Considers multiple risks(called impacts here)

Adressing uncertainty: No

Scope of assessment: Identification of risks, assessment of impacts

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: No

Applied by whom: Holsten, A. Kropp, P.

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