CityAdapt risk analyzes

The concept of “vulnerability to climate change” helps us better understand the cause/effect relationships behind climate change and its impact on people, economic sectors and socio-ecological systems (GIZ, 2017). Within the framework of the CityAdapt project, evaluations were carried out for the 3 project cities, whose maps are accessible below.

Visualize climate risk analyzes

Vulnerability and adaptation to climate change are directly related to the temporal and spatial context of cities. Risks and their impacts as well as responses and actions occur at specific times and places.

This is why the visualization functionality allows you to explore the input data and output information from vulnerability analysis and assessments used in the exploration and implementation of Nature-based Solutions (NbS).
How the maps are displayed:

The maps are organized according to the following input categories:

  1. Exposition
  2. Risk
  3. Sensitivity
  4. Adaptability

For each of these categories, there are input maps, for example:
Risk: Landslide risk, Landslide risk, Flood risk, Drought risk, Water erosion risk, Added risks.

The maps as a result of the analysis are the output information, in a single resulting category: 5 Vulnerability & Socio-environmental vulnerability. For more details please see the PDF documents for each city in vulnerability-studies.

What is the definition of the categories:
  • Exposure: People, livelihoods, ecosystems, environmental services, infrastructure, or economic and social assets in locations that could be adversely affected.
  • Risk: Potential for consequences due to a hazard. Risk is represented as the probability of occurrence of dangerous events or trends multiplied by the consequences should such events occur.
  • Sensitivity: degree to which a system is modified or affected by disturbances.
    Adaptive capacity: the ability of systems, institutions, humans, and other organisms to adjust to potential harm, take advantage of opportunities, or respond to consequences.
  • Vulnerability: Potential for loss (human, physical, economic, natural, or social) due to hazardous events. Vulnerability includes the conditions determined by physical, social, economic and environmental factors or processes, which increase the susceptibility of a community to the impacts of a hazard.

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