Using indices to understand complex issues
At Acclimatise, we know the importance of being able to understand complex issues like climate change risks. Indices provide a means of estimating the vulnerability of organisations, populations or infrastructure to climate change. Our indices work by combining socio-economic indicators with climate and hazard data. Our indices follow internationally recognised IPCC definitions and primarily combine the following parts: exposure or presence of receptors that could be adversely affected, the sensitivity or degree to which they could be affected, their adaptive capacity or ability to adjust to damage, and the current and future levels of hazards that they may be exposed to.