Climate change vulnerability assessment in Georgia


General Information:

Author: Binita, K.C. et al.

Year of publication: 2015

Available languages: English

Details of Assessment:

Type of assessment: Comprehensive impact and risk 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

Details: State level

Assesment to be used by which target audience: Others (please specify)

Details: Scientists/researchers

Output: Report

Details: Vulnerability map


Coverage & Methodology:

Region of origin: North America

Developed by which sector: Science

Applied in practice: Yes

Geographic coverage in analysis: North America

Potential geographic coverage: Location specific data is needed as input, scalable in the USA

Sectors covered: Agriculture, Education sector

Details: No sectoral specification

Method used: Index development

Description of methodology: Additive modelling of climate change vulnerability (exposure and social vulnerability) and overall climate vulnerability (climate change vulnerability and geographic vulnerability)

Risk framework used: AR4

Details: In combination with another vulnerability framework

Risk components incorporated: All

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

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

Details: Historical data on hazards, census data

Temporal scale: Backward looking

Participatory elements: No

Consideration of interconnectedness and -dependencies of risks: Yes

Adressing uncertainty: No

Scope of assessment: Identification of risks, assessment of impacts

Relevance for losses and damages:

Economic/Non-Economic losses incorporated: Non-Economic

Details: Death toll through "forces of nature" (heat, cold, earthquake, storm, etc.)

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

Details: Temperature rise, changes in precipitation


Recommendations for Adaptation measures included in Climate Risk Assessment: No

Applied by whom: Binita, KC. et al.

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