Department Seminar - Speaker: David Bresch


CLIMADA - the open-source and -access global platform for probabilistic risk modeling and options appraisal

David Bresch


Using state-of-the-art probabilistic modeling CLIMADA allows estimating multi-hazard socio-economic impacts as a measure of risk today, the incremental increase from economic development, and the further incremental increase due to climate change. The economics of climate adaptation methodology as implemented in CLIMADA provides decision-makers with a fact base to understand the impact of weather and climate on their economies, including cost/benefit and multi-criteria perspectives on specific risk reduction and resiliency measures as well as risk transfer solutions. The model is well suited to operate on diverse spatio-temporal scales, e.g. from *impact-based warning* applications (regional to local, timescale of days) to providing an *open and independent global* (yet still high-resolution)* view on physical risk *(including tail risk quantification), in line with eg the TCFD (Task Force for Climate-related Financial Disclosure).


Key references: Aznar-Siguan, G., and Bresch, D. N., 2019: CLIMADA v1: a global weather and climate risk assessment platform, Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 3085–3097. and Bresch, D. N. and Aznar-Siguan, G.: CLIMADA v1.4.1: Towards a globally consistent adaptation options appraisal tool, Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss.,, in review, 2020.

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