UrbanCLIM: Development of an Integrated Climate Change Impact Assessment Tool for Urban Policy Maker

This project aims to develop a co-evolutionary urban climate change decision support tool (UrbanCLIM), to support climate change impact and risk assessment for the major sectors: health, transport, water. A participatory assessment approach will be applied through working with local urban policy makers and planners. A series of climate change impact models (flood, storm surge, heat waves and other impact models as identified during the project) and cost-benefit tools for adaptation measures analysis will be developed and incorporated in the UrbanCLIM. Case study and capacity building activities will be carried out in China and Vietnam.

The main objectives of this project include:
(1) Development of high resolution climate change projections based on regional climate model (RCM) output from RMIP3. This project will work with RMIP3 team to compile the data produced by RCMs, to make the data publicly available and in an easy access and handling format.
(2) Development of an integrated impact assessment system including the major sectors in urban areas through working closely with the urban policy makers and planners, based on the co-evolutionary decision support system FAWSIM and SimCLIM software package applying system dynamics approaches. A series of climate change impact models (flood, storm surge, heat waves and other impact model as identified during the project) and cost-benefit analysis tools will be developed and incorporated in the UrbanCLIM.
(3)Training workshop, dissemination and publications will be carried out during the latter stages of the project.

UrbanCLIM project is funded by APN ARCP program 2012-2015.

Project Leaders:

Dr. Yinpeng LI: CLIMsystems, New Zealand
Dr. Shuyu WANG, Nanjing University

UrbanCLIM workshops:

1, The 1st UrbanCLIM workshop in 29-31 Oct 2012, in Guangzhou, China

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