Boosting resilience through climate risk information

Source(s): Climate-KIC, European Institute of Innovation and Technology

EIT Climate-KIC explores ways to accelerate the transition to a more resilient world through cutting-edge innovation projects. One of the key challenges discovered in these projects is, that adapting to climate change and extreme weather events requires decision-support tools to validate measures dealing with risks. The new CRISI-ADAPT II tool offers decision-makers exactly this kind of objective support and is now market-ready.

The CRISI-ADAPT II project aims to monitor and improve the planning of adaption measures through real-time validation based on a site-based and seasonal forecast of climate risks.​ The tool simulates the main risks of future decades and assesses regional or local climate-induced hazards through statistical downscaling of the most recent Earth System Models (Coupled Model Intercomparison Project – Phase 6, used as a basis for the last IPCC report). The GIS-based platform integrates vulnerable elements, climate hazards and derived impacts, modelled by sectoral experts.

This innovative solution is now available for city governments, investors and traders from all sectors potentially affected by climate impacts. This includes public services or critical infrastructure, such as ports, airports, water management (source availability, treatment, supply and sanitation), energy (generation and supply), commodity (production and commercialisation) and others. The tool and derived climate services can be contracted for an affordable annual price. However, the real financial value of the tool is to identify significantly less costly local measures resulting in the same climate or risk adaptation effects.

Currently, the tool is fully developed to support decisions in at least four strategic sectors: (1) flooding and emergency response, (2) port infrastructure and operations, (3) water management for supply, agriculture and the environment, and (3) energy planning. However, the tool is easily adjustable for any climate-related sector.

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