Progress on ISO 14091 Adaptation to Climate Change – Vulnerability, impacts and risk assessment.

Progress on ISO 14091 Adaptation to Climate Change – Vulnerability, impacts and risk assessment.

By Weibke Meister

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WG11 held their 4th meeting, in London, November 2018, to discuss comments on the development of ISO 14091.

 

ISO/TC207/SC7/WG11, London, November 2018.

 

 

ISO 14091 Adaptation to Climate Change – Vulnerability, impacts and risk assessment.

This International Standard provides guidance for assessing the risks related to the impacts of climate change. It describes how to understand vulnerability and how to develop and implement a sound risk assessment and is applicable for assessing both present and future climate change risks.

This International Standard is applicable to any organization, regardless of size, type and nature. It serves to direct their efforts in enhancing climate change adaptation and guides on identifying priorities for climate change adaptation actions.

Risk assessment according to this International Standard provides a solid basis for climate change adaptation planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.