The main goal of the “Specialist support service for the definition of the contribution of climate change adaptation to the Regional Strategy for Sustainable Development (SRSvS)“ promoted by the Lazio Region is to support the integration of climate change issues in regional policies, plans and programs through the identification of guidelines and lines of action for the implementation of SRSvS.
The study developed the regional climate profile and identified hazard, exposure and vulnerability. This has allowed to identify the main critical environmental issues and the adaptation goals for the Lazio Region. The study assess:
- the main hazards affecting the Lazio Region and related exposed assets (population, built environment, green areas and forests, critical infrastructures) with a quantitative approach;
- the vulnerability, regarded as “the ability to evaluate risks” of local institutions which are responsible for the safety and well-being of the population and public assets, with a qualitative approach.
The methodology adopted follows the approach included in the 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for the assessment of climate-related risks.
The study was carried out by the Foundation Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC) that provide the simulation of climate scenarios, the quantification of hazard and the analysis of exposure and vulnerability.