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 the 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), measuring climatic shocks and countries'exposure to these shocks. The PVCCI is independent from the current policy, making this index a potential criterion for the geographical allocation of international funds for climate change adaptation.

This synthetic indicator combines ten components (five measuring climatic shocks and five measuring the countries' exposure to these shocks). Thanks to the work of Mathilde Closset, Sosso Feindouno, Patrick Guillaumont, Catherine Simonet, the PVCCI has been computed on the basis of data covering the last sixty 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 refection of countries' vulnerability to climate change.

First results show a high heterogeneity between countries, even for countries that belong to the same region.

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Version : 2018-10-01
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