Combining Vulnerability Data
- 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.