Assessing vulnerability to climate change in South East Europe

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Project proposal
Assessing vulnerability to climate change in
South East Europe
UNIVERSITY IN LJUBLJANA, BIOTECHNICAL
FACULTY
BARBARA MEDVED-CVIKL, ANDREJ CEGLAR, ZALIKA
ČREPINŠEK, LUČKA KAJFEŽ-BOGATAJ
Project focus
According to the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
(IPCC, 2007), eleven of the last twelve years rank among the twelve warmest years
in the instrumental record of global surface temperature. However, global climate
change does not only mean that the global mean temperature is increasing. An even
more significant threat for human security is the fact that the slow shifts in average
conditions over a long period will cause an intensification of extreme weather
events (IPCC, 2007).
South Eastern Europe is beside Mediterranean Central-Europe the most
vulnerable to climate change.
Objective
The main aim of the proposed project is to coordinate and
facilitate the development, assessment and application of
climate change vulnerability tools and policies in SouthEastern Europe with the goal of improving climate change
preparedness and reducing climate change impacts on the
society.
The specific objectives are as follows: (1.) To identify which
sub-national areas/units (regions, provinces, or districts,
depending on the availability of the data) of region are the
most vulnerable to climate change. (2.) To show these
vulnerable areas in a map for ease of reference of interested
parties. (3.) To put result on interoperable spatial geoplatform.
Central data base
Data base of partner
institution
Geoserver
OGC –GIS Service: WMS,
WCS, WFS
Geo-platform for index of vulnerability
District
level
National level
Da
Calculated
values of index
of vulnerability
of climate
change