The UKCIP’s Adaptation Wizard v 4.0.


General Information:

Author: UKCIP, University of Oxford

Year of publication: 2013

Available languages: English

Details of Assessment:

Type of assessment: Vulnerability assessment

Details: Assesses organisation’s vulnerability to climate change, implement adaptation strategies

Format of assessment: Web tool

Estimated costs for conducting: No information

Estimated duration of assessment: Weeks to months

To be carried out by whom: Consultants (climate experts)

Institutional scale of use: National

Details: Depends on the institutional scale of the organization implementing the adaptation measures

Assesment to be used by which target audience: Multiple actors

Details: Either private sector representatives or civil society organizations

Output: Excel sheet

Details: Adaptation strategy and implementation plan including aspects of M&E


Coverage & Methodology:

Region of origin: Europe

Developed by which sector: Science

Applied in practice: Yes

Geographic coverage in analysis: Worldwide

Potential geographic coverage: Worldwide

Method used: Mixed method approach

Description of methodology: Expert judgement and interviews, use of national climate databases and climate projections

Risk framework used: AR4

Details: Introduction of risk terminology via combination of vulnerability with probability of occurrence

Risk components incorporated: All

Hazards and impacts considered in the assessment: Changing precipitation patterns, Cyclone (including tropical storm, hurricane and typhoon), Drought, Extreme rainfall, Flood, Storm surge

Details: Tool contains links to available sources of information and includes several workshops for stakeholder involvement

Participatory elements: Yes

Details: Stakeholders of same organization

Consideration of interconnectedness and -dependencies of risks: Partly

Details: Advice is given to consider knock-on effects (example of higher temperatures→ more tourists → higher water consumption)

Adressing uncertainty: Yes

Details: Every step includes assessment of certainty of information contained and assumptions made

Scope of assessment: Identification of risks, assessment of impacts, identification of adaptation options, priorization of adaptation options

Details: Regular M&E and review of adaptation strategies when required

Relevance for losses and damages:

Economic/Non-Economic losses incorporated: No information

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


Recommendations for Adaptation measures included in Climate Risk Assessment: Yes

Open access: Yes