Days Until Our
2023 Conference!

Accelerating resiliency planning in communities across the Commonwealth

Search

Climate Risk and Response: Physical Hazards and Socioeconomic Impacts

Home » Economic Activities » Business Case for Resiliency » Climate Risk and Response: Physical Hazards and Socioeconomic Impacts

Climate Risk and Response: Physical Hazards and Socioeconomic Impacts

Home » Economic Activities » Business Case for Resiliency » Climate Risk and Response: Physical Hazards and Socioeconomic Impacts

Climate Risk and Response: Physical Hazards and Socioeconomic ImpactsClimate Risk and Response: Physical Hazards and Socioeconomic Impacts provides data and reasoning for why communities will need to put in place the right tools, analytics, processes, and governance to properly assess climate risk, adapt to risk that is locked in, and decarbonize to reduce the further buildup of risk.

This report links climate models with economic projections to examine nine cases that illustrate exposure to climate change extremes and proximity to physical thresholds. A separate geospatial assessment examines six indicators to assess potential socioeconomic impact in 105 countries. It also provides decision makers with a new framework and methodology to estimate risks in their own specific context.

The report explains seven risks of physical climate change that stand out: It is increasing; it is spatial, non-stationary, nonlinear, and its effects are systemic, regressive, and companies and communities need to be more prepared for the effects of climate change. The report draws attention to how climate change is already having significant physical impacts in regions across the world. The report includes graphs showing hows temperatures across the globe will change, and projections for precipitation as well.

The report shows how socioeconomic impacts will likely be nonlinear and have knock-on effects. Case studies in the report focus on major geographies and sectors across the globe and how they will be affected by climate chage in terms of livability and workability, food systems, physical assets, infrastructure services, and natural capital.

Click here for more information.

Become a Member
Become a Sponsor
Become a Volunteer

Sign Up for E-News

Get news and notifications from Resilient Virginia.

The Resilience Calendar

  • Understanding the 2025 Budget and Appropriations Process
    Date: February 29, 2024
    Location:

    The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to a briefing about the latest presidential budget proposal and the outlook for Congressional appropriations for fiscal year 2025.

    Learn more and register

  • 2024 Legislative Update Call Series
    Date: March 1, 2024
    Location:

    The 2024 General Assembly will be unlike any session we've seen in recent years, with high stakes for the future of environmental protection in Virginia. Register now to join Virginia LCV Executive Director Mike…

  • NCA5 Webinar: Economics and Supply Chains
    Date: March 4, 2024
    Location:

    The NCA5 chapter webinars are an opportunity for you to hear about the findings of a particular chapter from the authors themselves. Each virtual one-hour event is expected to include some time for Q&…

  • 2024 Legislative Update Call Series
    Date: March 8, 2024
    Location:

    The 2024 General Assembly will be unlike any session we've seen in recent years, with high stakes for the future of environmental protection in Virginia. Register now to join Virginia LCV Executive Director Mike…

Latest News & Resources

Resilient Virginia News: Winter 2024

Spring 2024 Resiliency Academy | Program and Project Updates | Understanding the Intersection of Climate Risk, Food System Resilience, and Racial Equity | Community Change Grants Program | State of Clean Energy | Pathways to Resilient Communities: Infrastructure Designed for the Environmental Hazards in Your Region | Virginia Flood Resilience Funding Outreach Assessment | Journal of Disaster Studies | Resilient Virginia Resources | Muted: Climate Marginalization in America | Sinking Land on East Coast Threatens Critical Infrastructure | As the Number of American Farms and Farmers Declines, Agriculture Secretary Urges Climate Action to Reverse the Trend | 2023’s Billion-Dollar Disasters List Shattered the US Record with 28 Big Weather and Climate Disasters Amid Earth’s Hottest Year on Record

Read More »

2023 Listening Session Summary

Our 2023 Listening Session discussion focused on roadblocks to building community resilience and challenges in communicating about resilience and strategies to overcome these roadblocks; as well as collaboration, partnerships, and other ways to work with others on resilience.

Read More »

CFPF Funding Provides Hope for Rural Communities

CFPF funding provides communities across Virginia with the resources they need to address the impacts of increasing flooding events. Rural communities, who often face a gap in capacity and funding, can use this funding to close those gaps and address flooding impacts. Take a look at how Martinsville, Halifax, and South Boston are using the funding to build their flood resilience.

Read More »