Climate Vulnerability World Map – Comparing Global Indexes
Comparing Climate Change Vulnerability
The EMAPS research project and Digital Methods Initiative has developed a world map combining three different global climate change indexes: the CVF Climate Vulnerability Monitor produced by DARA, the GermanWatch Climate Risk Index, and the GAIN Index.
The map highlights how these three indexes differ and overlap in their conclusions on national vulnerability to climate change. It illustrates countries classified as either “most vulnerable” or “least vulnerable” in accordance with the combined results of each of the three indexes. The full map is also available for download here.
EMAPS Workshop Sprint on “Coping with Vulnerability to Climate Change”, University of Amsterdam 24-28 March 2014
The Map comparing climate change vulnerability was developed as a part of a Digital Methods Initiative workshop of October 2013. The related EMAPS (Electronic Maps for Public Science) project will be holding another workshop “Sprint” entitled “Coping with Vulnerability to Climate Change: Adaptation, its Limits and Post-adaptation Mechanisms” taking place at the University of Amsterdam on 24-28 March 2014. The workshop addresses national and urban adaptation mechanisms, as well as mechanisms to cope with vulnerability post-adaptation, such as the “loss and damage” arrangement. It also explores other scenarios resulting from the limits or failure to adapt, such as risk management, regional tensions and conflict. More information is available at the the EMAPS blog here.
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