An Index of Physical Vulnerability to Climate Change

FERDI has created an Index of Physical Vulnerability to Climate Change (PVCCI), “physical” meaning that the index is independent from current policy, making this index a potential criterion for the geographical allocation of international funds for climate change adaptation.

FERDI proposes an Index of Physical Vulnerability to Climate Change (PVCCI) which measures climatic shocks and countries' exposure to these shocks. The PVCCI is independent from current policy, which makes it a potential criterion for the geographical allocation of international funds for climate change adaptation.

This synthetic indicator combines 10 components (5 measures of climatic shocks and 5 measures of countries' exposure to these shocks). Thanks to the work of Mathilde Closset, Sosso Feindouno, Patrick Guillaumont, and Catherine Simonet, the PVCCI has been computed on the basis of data covering the last 60 years for 191 countries and territories (updated October 2018). The October 2018 update uses new climate data (CRU TS version 4.01 - University of East Anglia) and trends are calculated on a longer period of time (1950-2016) for a better reflection of countries' vulnerability to climate change.

The first results show a lot of heterogeneity between countries, even for countries in the same region.

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Version : 2018-10-01
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