A OneWorld team, led by Ms Petrie, is carrying out a study to assess the climate change-related sectoral hazards, vulnerabilities and risks for the City of Cape Town (COCT). The study will assess the climate change risks for each sector, including spatial mapping of vulnerable areas.
This will lead to a consolidated hazard, vulnerability and risk assessment, that analyses the impacts of overlapping and cumulative effects of different hazards, through risk ranking and spatial overlay. These findings will be validated through participatory stakeholder workshops. An economic risk analysis will give insight into the potential impacts on Cape Town’s economy, as well as any potential economic opportunities.
Finally, applying a multicriteria assessment, the team will identify and document the most important adaptation options, including an analysis of cost-effective, ecosystem-based implementation options and their costs. These options will be presented in the form of a manual. The study will support an updated and renewed Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan for COCT.
This project falls under the CICLIA Framework Agreement for Studies and Technical Assistance for the Cities and Climate Change Initiative in Sub-Saharan Africa, funded by the French Development Agency (AFD), EU and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).