Climate Disaster Risk Assessment Definition


The Climate and Disaster Risk Assessment (CDRA) is the process of studying risks and vulnerabilities of exposed elements namely, the people, urban areas, agriculture, forestry and fishery production areas, critical point facilities, and lifeline infrastructure associated with natural hazards and climate change. It seeks to establish risk and vulnerable areas by analyzing the hazard, exposure, vulnerability/sensitivity and adaptive capacities of the various exposed elements.

The CDRA identifies the priority decision areas that needs to be addressed given the acceptable or tolerable levels of risks and allow the identification of various disaster risk and climate change adaptation and mitigation measures and spatial policy interventions.

The CDRA generates planning information to provide a better understanding of the existing situation on risks and vulnerabilities to natural hazards and climate change to enable planners and decision makers to come up with informed decisions during the CLUP formulation process.

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