Vulnerability Assessment Tool
A vulnerability assessment lets you identify these adverse impacts of climate change that are most important to your area
What is a Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment?
A climate change vulnerability assessment is a way of identifying and prioritising impacts from climate change. The IPCC defines vulnerability as:
“Vulnerability to climate change is the degree to which geophysical, biological and socio-economic systems are susceptible to, and unable to cope with, adverse impacts of climate change ”
A vulnerability assessment lets you identify these adverse impacts of climate change that are most important to your area. The video below is a summary of the climate change vulnerability assessment process that is used in this toolkit.
How do I Conduct a Vulnerability Assessment?
The presentation on the left provides a summary of the vulnerability assessment process using the LGCCS Vulnerability Assessment Tool. You can also download the following documents as part of this tool.
- Vulnerability Assessment Score Sheet (Excel)
- Vulnerability Assessment Methodology Presentation (Power Point).
- Vulnerability Assessment Indicator Tables (Excel)
Steps Involved in a Vulnerability Assessment
There are four steps to conducting a vulnerability assessment. Click on a step below to learn more.
Once you have identified your key vulnerability indicators for each sector you can develop a climate change response plan using the templates provided through the LGCCS. Click the icon below for more information on the climate change response plan templates.