IDOM has recently been awarded, under the CAP Programme, to support The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) to develop the Climate Risk Analysis (CRA) of four Latin American cities: Quito (Ecuador), Lima (Perú), Buenos Aires (Argentina), and Guadalajara (Mexico).
C40 is a global network of the cities committed to addressing climate change. Acting both locally and collaboratively, C40 member cities are having a meaningful global impact in reducing both greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and climate risks. Climate Action Plan aligned with Global Covenant of Mayors are expected to be delivered by 2020.
The proposed methodology by IDOM is aligned with C40’s “Climate Change Risk Assessment Guidance”. Key activities to be developed are:
- Map climate hazards: assessment of the changing frequency, severity and scale of all significant climate hazards through to 2050.
- Define climate extreme events: Through an analysis of historic data on climatic events, determine critical thresholds that will determine when climatic events are considered extreme, with a particular focus in precipitation events and increase in temperature at an urban and peri urban level.
- Assess hazard exposure and sensitivity in the city: probability, intensity and timescale of the key hazards in a city, considering the city´s historic trends and current situation, as well as future scenarios. Undertake a qualitative assessment of the potential impacts of hazards and of extreme events on relevant systems and sectors including urban planning, food security, ecosystems, infrastructure, energy, water availability, and informal settlements and the urban poor. Analyse the vulnerability (disaggregating exposure and sensitivity) and capacity of systems to adapt in the face of hazards, as well as the potential impact (e.g. number of people affected, cost of damage, days of service lost).
- Identify adaptive capacity to climate hazards: Through a systems analysis approach, identify the capacity of urban systems (e.g. disaster response teams, water infrastructure, early warning systems, basic services infrastructure) and natural systems (e.g. urban forestry, natural absorption areas, paramos and other relevant ecosystems) to absorb shocks and stresses from climate hazards, capacity to respond to its impacts and assist on recovery, transformation or resilience building.
The consultancy will be done in close coordination and cooperation with the Local Governments of that cities and C40’s Climate Action Planning staff.
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