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Applying IPCC 2014 framework for hazard-specific vulnerability assessment under climate change

Sharma, J and Ravindranath, NH (2019) Applying IPCC 2014 framework for hazard-specific vulnerability assessment under climate change. In: Environmental Research Communications, 1 (5).

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1088/2515-7620/ab24ed


The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Working Group II Report (2014) presents vulnerability as a pre-existing characteristic property of a system. Accordingly, indicators for ‘sensitivity’ and ‘adaptive capacity’, which are internal properties of a system, are employed to assess it. Comparatively, the IPCC 2007 report includes ‘exposure’, an external factor, as the third component of vulnerability.Wehave compared the construct of vulnerability presented in IPCC 2007 and 2014 reports. It is argued that the results of vulnerability assessment obtained by adopting IPCC 2014 framework are practically more useful for reducing current vulnerability in preparedness to deal with an uncertain future. In the process, we have articulated the novel concepts of ‘selecting hazardrelevant vulnerability indicators’ and ‘assessing hazard-specific vulnerability’. Use of these concepts improves the contextualization of an assessment and thereby the acceptability of assessment results by the stakeholders.

Item Type: Editorials/Short Communications
Publication: Environmental Research Communications
Publisher: Institute of Physics
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to the Authors.
Keywords: adaptive management; climate change; comparative study; hazard assessment; Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; risk assessment; stakeholder; vulnerability
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Divecha Centre for Climate Change
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2022 10:11
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2022 10:11
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/77557

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