Adapt series: Assessing risks and vulnerabilities

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Planning adaptation to climate change impacts at the local level requires understanding of the current and projected climate hazards and which sectors currently are or will become most vulnerable. Assessment of these risks and vulnerabilities is a first step towards the overall management of climate change risks.

This webinar, part of the Covenant of Mayors series on climate change adaptation, will explore the various aspects of conducting a risk and vulnerability assessment at the city level. Practitioners will share their experiences why urban adaptation is important, what are some of the lessons learned in assessing risks and what hands-on tools are available to support cities in their efforts.

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City expereinces on the benefits of adapting and assessing risks and vulnerabilities:

  • Maaike Breugelmans, City of Ghent, Belgium
  • Jorge Cristino, City of Guimarães, Portugal

Tools for assessing risks and vulnerabilities:

  • Aleksandra Kazmierczak, European Environment Agency
  • Carlo Buontempo, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts

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