Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA1) for the Business, Industry and Services Sector


General Information:

Author: Adapting to Climate Change Programme, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (UK)

Year of publication: 2012

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: Consultants (climate experts)

Institutional scale of use: National

Details: UK

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

Output: Report


Coverage & Methodology:

Region of origin: Europe

Developed by which sector: State-run

Applied in practice: Yes

Geographic coverage in analysis: Europe

Potential geographic coverage: Location specific data is needed as input

Sectors covered: Commercial sector, Infrastructure, Financial sector, Toursim sector, Agriculture, Water sector

Details: Oil, gas and mining, chemical manufacturing, beverage manufacturing

Method used: Mixed method approach

Description of methodology: Identification and characterization of impacts (literature review, systemic mapping of cross sectoral impacts); assessment of vulnerability (policy review, checklist of social vulnerability factors, literature review on adaptive capacity within sectors); identification of main risks (cluster analysis, multi-criteria assessment, risk metric development); assessment of current and future risk (development of response function by using available data (risk metric - climate driver); scenario mapping (projections in population growth, economic impacts)

Risk framework used: Broad risk mapping according to different definition

Risk components incorporated: All

Hazards and impacts considered in the assessment: All hazards

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

Details: Literature, policy documents, scenarios, data on climate drivers, population data

Temporal scale: Forward looking

Participatory elements: No

Consideration of interconnectedness and -dependencies of risks: Yes

Details: Systematic mapping of cross sectoral impacts of risks

Adressing uncertainty: Yes

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

Details: Depends on the risks identified in sector analysis


Recommendations for Adaptation measures included in Climate Risk Assessment: No

Applied by whom: Acclimatize/ HR Wallingford

Open access: Yes