We know that climate risk varies, spatially, across Europe’s cities and regions. There is real diversity in the factors that shape climate risk in different locations. However opportunities to visualise and analyse these patterns across the continent, and to understand climate risk in specific European cities and regions, are currently limited. This is a barrier to making progress with climate change adaptation and resilience planning and resource allocation in Europe.
The European Climate Risk Typology addresses this issue by providing an innovative approach to enhance understanding of climate risk in European cities and regions. This interactive online portal provides data and functionality enabling users to visualise, describe, compare and analyse climate risk in European cities and regions. A wide range of indicator data covering different aspects of climate risk can also be accessed and used to support the development of adaptation and resilience strategies and plans. In addition, the typology presents users with the opportunity to find cities and regions that share similar climate risk characteristics concerning the hazards they face, and their levels of exposure and vulnerability to these hazards. As such, the Typology can be viewed as a decision-aid to support more efficient and effective forms of adaptation to climate risks.
The Online Portal houses the European Climate Risk Typology. The portal aims to support adaptation planning and action in Europe by offering users the means to visualise, describe, compare and analyse climate risk in European cities and regions. It includes a number of different functions:
Interactive maps showing climate risk classes and sub-classes; that is groups of European cities and regions that share similar climate risk characteristics.
Information on a wide range of climate risk indicators supported by maps, charts, diagrams to aid the interpretation of the indicators.
Use cases to provide insights into how the typology, and the associated climate risk indicators, can be applied to inform adaptation planning and action.