Assessing risks and vulnerabilities to climate change
Analyse how past weather events have affected your area
Considering past weather events will help to gain a better understanding of how a country might be affected by climate change impacts in the longer term. It can help to determine a country's sensitivity to current weather and thus, provide significant insight for adaptation needs. Relevant existing work, such as national risk assessments, which many European countries have already carried out, can provide an excellent starting point for answering these questions.