Title: Index for the EU global climate change alliance plus flagship Initiative
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2015
JRC N°: JRC97772
ISBN: 978-92-79-52049-5 (print)
978-92-79-52050-1 (pdf)
ISSN: 1018-5593 (print)
1831-9424 (online)
Other Identifiers: EUR 27480
OP LB-NA-27480-EN-C (print)
OP LB-NA-27480-EN-N (pdf)
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC97772
DOI: 10.2788/145779
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: This report proposes an index to allow an ex-ante evaluation of the structural features of vulnerability to climate change for the countries identified by the Global Climate Change Alliance plus Flagship Initiative (GCCA+). It is clear from the overarching goals of the GCCA+ programme, that to rank the countries according to eligibility for funding the following issues need to be considered: vulnerability to climate change, adaptive capacity, climate change mitigation action, disaster risk, and a (political) commitment to respond to climate change and poverty reduction. The GCCA+ index identifies those countries most vulnerable to climate change and ranks them according to their eligibility for funding within the context of the EU GCCA+ programme classifying 34 “fit for purpose indicators” along one of four components (natural hazards, exposure, vulnerability and capacity). The list 34 ‘fit-for-purpose’ indicators has been compiled on the basis of their relevance with the GCCA+ programme, and the compliance with the following criteria: reliable, open source, consistent, scientifically robust, with global coverage, and based on data which are in the public domain. The indicators cover the social, economic and environmental aspects of each of the components under which they have been classified. Each indicator is described in terms of relevance, measuring unit, indicator creation method, data source, periodicity, missing data and geographical distribution in the sample of countries for the latest available year. The methodology applied to calculate the GCCA+index adopts a climate resilient development approach integrating the development policy perspective with a climate change risk management approach. The index is applied to five different samples of countries. The results of ranking the countries by the GCCA+ Index are shown in maps and tables.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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