Assessment of climate change vulnerability at the local level: a case study on the dniester river basin (Moldova)


General Information:

Author: Corobov, R. et al.

Year of publication: 2013

Available languages: English

Details of Assessment:

Type of assessment: Vulnerability assessment

Format of assessment: Scientific article

Details: Scientific methodology which is presented in an article and maps

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

Details: 22 administrative territorial units (municipalities and regions) within the watershed

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

Output: Others (see details)

Details: Map with ranking of vulnerability


Coverage & Methodology:

Region of origin: Europe

Developed by which sector: Science, Development cooperation

Applied in practice: Yes

Geographic coverage in analysis: Europe

Potential geographic coverage: Worldwide

Sectors covered: Water sector, Biodiversity, Agriculture sector, Forestry, Health sector, Financial sector, Commercial sector

Method used: Mixed method approach

Description of methodology: Because the general assessment of a complex system disregards individual properties of its parts, while particular assessments give no idea about the system as a whole, combining the two approaches was used in this research.

Risk framework used: AR4

Risk components incorporated: All

Hazards and impacts considered in the assessment: Drought, Cold spell

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

Details: Outputs of seven regional climatic models (RCMs) with 25 km spatial resolution, which had been realized within the EC research project ENSEMBLES for A1B SRES scenario, use of official databases for sensitivity and adaptive capacity indicators

Temporal scale: Current, Forward looking

Participatory elements: Partly

Details: During a facilitated discussion, the representatives of ATUs, sectoral ministries and agencies, academics, and NGOs reviewed the findings from their regional or sectoral perspectives,commented on the conclusions, and suggested priority adaptation measures to reduce likely climate-related risks

Consideration of interconnectedness and -dependencies of risks: No

Adressing uncertainty: No

Scope of assessment: Identification of risks, assessment of impacts, identification of adaptation options

Relevance for losses and damages:

Economic/Non-Economic losses incorporated: No information

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

Details: Data resolution is monthly climate means no extreme events covered


Recommendations for Adaptation measures included in Climate Risk Assessment: Partly

Details: Participative brainstorming with stakeholders to identify adaptation options

Applied by whom: UNECE, UNEP, and OSCE under the ENVSEC

Open access: Yes