Vulnerability Sourcebook & Risk Supplement


General Information:

Author: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), EURAC

Year of publication: 2017

Available languages: English, French, Spanish, Arabic

Details of Assessment:

Type of assessment: Comprehensive impact and risk assessment

Format of assessment: Guideline

Estimated costs for conducting: No information

Estimated duration of assessment: 3 - 18 months

To be carried out by whom: Multiple actors

Details: Government representatives and development practitioners

Institutional scale of use: Multiple (see details)

Details: National, regional, community/local level (depending on scope of assessment)

Assesment to be used by which target audience: Multiple actors

Details: Decision makers at different levels in context of adaptation and development planning

Output: Others (see details)

Details: Report, risk map, eventually excel sheets


Coverage & Methodology:

Region of origin: Europe

Developed by which sector: Development cooperation

Applied in practice: Yes

Geographic coverage in analysis: Worldwide

Potential geographic coverage: Worldwide

Sectors covered: Not sector specific

Method used: Mixed method approach

Description of methodology: Impact chains, index development

Risk framework used: AR5

Risk components incorporated: All

Hazards and impacts considered in the assessment: Changing precipitation patterns, Changing temperature patterns, Loss of biodiversity, Extreme temperatures, Extreme rainfall, Drought, Flood, Wildfire

Source of required data: Primary and secondary

Details: Acccording to precise methods chosen data requirements can be high (quantitative modeling approach) or low (focus on participative methods)

Temporal scale: Current, Forward looking

Participatory elements: Yes

Details: Stakeholder involvement in steering team and workshops; surveys with target groups as a possibility to complete data gaps and to evaluate indicators

Consideration of interconnectedness and -dependencies of risks: No information

Adressing uncertainty: Yes

Details: Use of critical thresholds and frequencies or the intensity in the hazard assessment wherever possible is suggested. Use of different climate scnearios to assess potential future climate impacts is recommended

Scope of assessment: Identification of risks, assessment of impacts

Details: Identification of adaptation options is a possible add-on

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: Partly

Details: Identification of adaptation options is a possible add-on

Usefulness for political purposes: NAP (Thailand)

Applied by whom: GIZ projects

Open access: Yes