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Assessing climate change risks and vulnerabilities

This step explains how to carry out an assessment of risks posed by the existing and projected climate hazards, taking into account the specific reasons for vulnerability in a given location or sector. Based on the risk and vulnerability assessment, this step offers advice on identifying the main concerns and objectives for adaptation.  It also takes the role of areas surrounding cities and towns into consideration for adaptation planning.

 Covenant of Mayors signatory cities which have committed to the 2030 climate and energy framework need to develop a Risk and Vulnerability Assessment and associated adaptation actions. This section assists Covenant of Mayors signatory cities to conduct this assessment and complete the relevant sections in the reporting platform MyCovenant (see also the offline working version of the reporting template).