Climate Change Vulnerability Mapping for Southeast Asia


General Information:

Author: Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA), International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)

Year of publication: 2009

Available languages: English

Details of Assessment:

Type of assessment: Comprehensive impact and risk assessment

Format of assessment: Report

Estimated costs for conducting: High

Estimated duration of assessment: No information

To be carried out by whom: Scientists/researchers

Institutional scale of use: Continental

Details: Continental, National, regional

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

Details: External donors, aimed to guide the flow of funds for adaptation

Output: Excel sheet

Details: Vulnerability map


Coverage & Methodology:

Region of origin: Asia, Europe, North America

Developed by which sector: Development cooperation, Science

Applied in practice: Yes

Geographic coverage in analysis: Asia

Potential geographic coverage: Worldwide

Details: Expert judgement has been used to identify indicators for adaptive capacity referring in some cases to specific sectors (such as extent of irrigation) in other cases are more general (poverty incidence)

Method used: Quantitative model

Description of methodology: Construction of a climate change vulnerability index (hazards maps, population density, adaptive capacity), then maps are overlayed to portray a full vulnerability picture

Risk framework used: Broad risk mapping according to different definition

Details: AR3

Risk components incorporated: All

Hazards and impacts considered in the assessment: Cyclone (including tropical storm, hurricane and typhoon), Drought, Flood, Landslide

Details: Sub-national administrative data, data on climate hazards depending on which hazards are prevalent in the region of interest, population data, biodiversity data, adaptive capacity data (HDI,data on electric coverage)

Participatory elements: Partly

Details: Weighting of indicators has been done by an expert team

Consideration of interconnectedness and -dependencies of risks: Partly

Adressing uncertainty: No

Details: Only vulnerability mapping

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: EEPSEA

Open access: Yes