Socio-climatic hotspots in Brazil


General Information:

Author: Torres, R. et al.

Year of publication: 2012

Available languages: English

Details of Assessment:

Type of assessment: Climate change adaptation 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: National

Details: Can be scaled

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

Output: Report


Coverage & Methodology:

Region of origin: Latin America

Developed by which sector: Science

Applied in practice: Yes

Geographic coverage in analysis: Latin America

Potential geographic coverage: Brazil, could be adapted to other contexts

Sectors covered: Not sector specific

Details: Method allows for integration of several sector-specific indicators for vulnerability and can be applied to sector of choice

Method used: Index development

Description of methodology: A spacial Socio-Climatic Vulnerability Index (SCVI) is developed and the Regional Climate Change Index (RCCI) is used in the process. It merges IPCC projections with social vulnerability indicators.

Risk framework used: No explicit use of risk framework

Risk components incorporated: Vulnerability

Hazards and impacts considered in the assessment: All hazards

Details: Applicable to all kind of hazards

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

Details: Simulated monthly precipitation and surface air temperature data, IPCC emission scenarios, HDI information,

Temporal scale: Forward looking

Participatory elements: No

Consideration of interconnectedness and -dependencies of risks: Partly

Details: Index incorporates a variety of climate induced hazards but does not explicitly adress impacts due to interconnected risks

Adressing uncertainty: No

Scope of assessment: Identification of risks

Relevance for losses and damages:

Economic/Non-Economic losses incorporated: None

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: Torres, R. et al.

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