Guideline on the System Vulnerability: Analysis of the Baltic Sea Region Vulnerability to the Impact of Climate Change
2013 (English)Report (Other academic)
This report elaborates an integrated vulnerability assessment concept, intended as a knowledge brokerage tool for decision-makers in the Baltic Sea Region. By developing an integrated vulnerability concept, in line with advances in regional and local vulnerability and adaptation research and based on the project’s review of the scope and quality of current vulnerability assessments, the report supports discussions on what is needed for a systematic assessment of vulnerability in the region. The report rearticulates five critical challenges that potentially hamper realizing the full potential of vulnerability assessments to support and contribute to strategic decisions on climate adaptation: Adequate scope and goals; Ability to reflect the context; Inclusion of socio-economic stress; Clear connection between vulnerability assessment and decision-making on responses (and integrating knowledge and policies across sectors and levels); and Ability to merge top-down and bottom-up approaches. For each challenge, a principle has been formulated, which may serve as a guide in the development of the Baltic Sea Region Climate Change Adaptation Strategy.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Copenhagen: Danish Meteorological Institute , 2013. , 15 p.
, Baltadapt Report, 8
Vulnerability; climate change; Baltic Sea Region; Assessment
Climate Research Other Social Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-104256ISBN: 978-87-7478-623-8OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-104256DiVA: diva2:696154