The Community of Practice on Climate Risk (CoP CR) offers a forum for sustained and coordinated peer learning and exchange among globally leading experts in the field of climate risk with strong ties to German development cooperation.
The technical exchange among experts conducting climate risk and vulnerability assessments (CRVA) is highly valuable for the work conducted by the German development cooperation and GIZ in particular. CRVA can serve different purposes including awareness raising, identification of adaptation needs and gaps as well as adaptation measures, guiding and incentivizing investments and monitoring of implemented adaptation measures and their successes. Prominent approaches and frameworks include the Vulnerability Sourcebook, ECA, IVAVIA and ISIMIP, to name only a few (learn more).
The CoP CR aims to promote exchange and innovation among experts around practically useful and state-of-the-art CRVA within GIZ, and especially also with external experts & service providers (e.g. from science and consultancies).
The specific benefits generated through the CoP CR collaboration are:
The CoP CR has the overarching objective of increasing the quality and efficiency of our work. This can be achieved through:
Topics and workstreams
The CoP CR selects topics and is structured in workstreams according to their significance to the work of its members and GIZ projects that are in implementation stage. Current workstreams include good practices in the application of the Vulnerability Sourcebook, the comparison of methods for climate risk assessments, as well as the climate risk communication.
Sandra Schuster (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Christine Köchy (email@example.com)
Marlena Kiefl (firstname.lastname@example.org)