Combining Vulnerability Data

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  • Combining vulnerabilities, natural, socio-economic and institutional
  •  ‘One-dimensional’ and ‘two-dimensional’ approaches
  • What is Needed?
  • Local climate change scenarios
  • Local societal change scenarios
  • Climate changes do not occur in isolation – there are an array of synergies that can alleviate and exacerbate the problem.
  • Excluding changes in nature and society is misleading because society is far from static – and it is thus a different society from that of today which, in a given year in the future, will be exposed to the climate of that time period.
  • Thus climate change cannot/ should not be separated from other drivers for change.
  • In many cases socio-economic vulnerability may compound issues of natural vulnerability e.g. population changes, demographic changes, rich/ poor divides, globalisation, and consumerism.

 

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