To strengthen the resilience of communities to climate change risks, natural and man-made hazards and extreme events.
Option 1: Vulnerability and capacity assessment (3 points)
Identify the local environmental context and conduct a vulnerability and capacity assessment for climate change risks, natural and man-made hazards and extreme events as per the table below. Map the impact (affected groups and sectors) of these events against the planned socio economic profile, urban health and urban infrastructure.
Table 2. Classification of impacts for Vulnerability and Capacity AssessmentRequirements for vulnerability and capacity assessment:
- Risk Identification- Identify the impacts from which an area is at risk. Use national/state level maps and historic data of occurrence to identify the potential threats.
- Risk Assessment- Estimate the probability of occurrence of the extreme events. Study their characteristics, frequency and potential severity. Conduct a socio-economic and environmental assessment of the impact.
- Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment- Assess the most exposed and affected sections of the city or community.
- Adaptation and Mitigation Goal- Set goals based on the vulnerability and capacity assessment. Highlight threats having maximum damage potential and most vulnerable areas that require mitigation strategies. The goal should address the top two natural and man-made hazards.
Option 2: Resilience Plan (3 points)
Develop Resilience Plan for the city or community. The plan should meet at least two of the following requirements:
- Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies- Adaptation and Mitigation strategies to meet the goals identified under Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment above.
- Fundamental Emergency planning and preparedness- Access to basic needs - First aid, emergency supplies, water, food communication, temporary shelter.
- Early Warning Systems- Strategies for early warning systems during the extreme event. Demonstrate at least one early warning system in practice.
- Critical Infrastructure- Operation of critical facilities during the extreme event and post-event rehabilitation. Map and reduce over time any critical infrastructure that is located in designated high risk areas.
- Policy Intervention- Incorporate building structure resilience strategy to withstand the potential damage due to natural hazards in the building regulations.
- Meet the requirements of PEER v2 Rating System1 , RR Credit: Damage and Exposure Prevention to achieve a minimum of 2 points. (Appendix 1)