Spatial assessment of climate change vulnerability at city scale: A study in Bangalore, India


General Information:

Author: Kumar, P. et al.

Year of publication: 2016

Available languages: English

Details of Assessment:

Type of assessment: Vulnerability 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: Local/community

Details: City level

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

Output: Others (see details)

Details: Vulnerability map


Coverage & Methodology:

Region of origin: Europe, Asia

Developed by which sector: Science

Applied in practice: Yes

Geographic coverage in analysis: Asia

Potential geographic coverage: India

Sectors covered: Urban sector

Details: Urban planning

Method used: Index development

Description of methodology: Mixed knowledge approach; Vulnerability indicators where developed in a three fold approach: literature review on vulnerability studies; review of local policies, interviews/ focus groups with stakeholders to verify indicators, survey to indicate priority of indicators; Selection of exposure, sensitivity; Adaptive capacity indicators; Combination of indicators through Spacial-Multi-Criteria Evaluation; Weighting of indicators; clustering of scores

Risk framework used: Broad risk mapping according to different definition

Risk components incorporated: Exposure, sensitivity, adaptive capacity

Hazards and impacts considered in the assessment: All hazards

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

Details: Temperature data, precipitation data, rainfall data, data on urbanization (infrastructure; land use; population)

Temporal scale: Current

Participatory elements: Yes

Details: Interviews, surveys, focus group

Consideration of interconnectedness and -dependencies of risks: Partly

Details: Through inclusion of multiple hazards vulnerability was aggregated

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): No


Recommendations for Adaptation measures included in Climate Risk Assessment: No

Applied by whom: Kumar, P. et al.

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