Designing an Index of Physical Vulnerability to climate change

This is an attempt to build an Index of Physical or Geophysical Vulnerability to Climate Change. It differs from the burgeoning and already rich literature on vulnerability to Climate Change by only considering this part of the vulnerability which does not depend on the present policy, neither on future policy. To this aim it relies only on physical components likely to reflect an impact of climate change, without any use of socioeconomic data. It is an index of physical vulnerability to climate change, changing only progressively and slowly.

Guillaumont, P., and S. Simonet  "Designing an Index of Physical Vulnerability to climate change" Ferdi, Policy brief B18, March 2011