Climate change, Justice and Vulnerability


General Information:

Author: Lindley, S. et al. (Joseph Rowntree Foundation)

Year of publication: 2011

Available languages: English

Details of Assessment:

Type of assessment: Comprehensive impact and risk assessment

Format of assessment: Report

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

Details: Vulnerability map


Coverage & Methodology:

Region of origin: Europe

Developed by which sector: Development cooperation

Applied in practice: Yes

Geographic coverage in analysis: Europe

Potential geographic coverage: Location specific data is needed as input; census data and statistical or environmental service data is needed

Sectors covered: Not sector specific

Details: Climate change impacts on human well-being

Method used: Index development

Description of methodology: Development of indicators with corresponding data, conversion and standardization of indicators, scoring and weighting of indicators, verification of the results through interviews with local stakeholders, data reduction in order to identify dominant indicators, contextualization with climate hazards in the future

Risk framework used: Broad risk mapping according to different definition

Risk components incorporated: All

Hazards and impacts considered in the assessment: Flood, Extreme temperatures

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

Details: Data relating to all indicators (census data, statistical and evironmental service data)

Temporal scale: Forward looking

Participatory elements: Partly

Details: Interviews for verification of results

Consideration of interconnectedness and -dependencies of risks: Partly

Details: Two hazards are included in the index

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: Non-Economic

Details: Losses affecting human well-being

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

Details: Could be adapted for the hazards if data is available


Recommendations for Adaptation measures included in Climate Risk Assessment: Yes

Applied by whom: Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Open access: Yes