Climate Hazard based Impact Assessment

Understanding hazard-based climate change related impacts on key sectors is an important aspect of adaptation planning. Adaptation priorities for the Pacific include key sectors such as health, infrastructure, water, energy, tourism, food (fisheries, agriculture), natural resources (forestry, biodiversity) and disaster risk management.

The Climate Hazard-based Impact Assessment for the Pacific provides a step-by-step guide on how to undertake a first-pass, hazard-based climate change related impact assessment. It outlines steps for identifying, developing and applying science-based climate change data and information. In so doing, this guidance document further aims to facilitate practical application of the science of climate change, as the evidence basis for informing on-ground climate action at a sectoral level.

The guide has been developed to assist National Meteorological Services (NMS) and other purveyors of climate change science and services and their sectoral stakeholders.

The practical guide consists of four parts, including step-by-step information, a checklist and a list of useful data and resources for conducting climate hazard-based impact assessments in the Pacific.

Click here to access the Guidance on Climate Hazard-based Impact Assessment for the Pacific.