Main features of ci:grasp

Adaptation to climate change impacts is a challenge, which requires societies and organizations to anticipate climate change risks at the national and sub-national level. This requires the formation of adaptation strategies and initiatives of various types and scales. Ideally, these will identify climate risks and design, demonstrate and test appropriate adaptation options.

ci:grasp supports you during the development of your adaptation strategies by offering information from its three layers:

Climate scenarios: Research relevant information for your context about the direction and uncertainty of climate stimuli for your region. Access results for various future scenarios and climate models and display the information using the map format

Learn which impacts climate stimuli possibly entail by using the impact chains. Please note that impact chains are formulated at a very general level and that refinements will be necessary to account for local contexts.

Investigate the severity and regional variability of impacts (if available).

Search for existing adaptation projects that are adressing the impacts of relevance to you. With the evaluative information you can learn about the most effective strategies.

Compare existing adaptation projects.

Exchange information as only a small fraction of the knowledge can be coded. By providing information about contact partners, we support the direct exchange between adaptation experts. Community features may be extended in the future.

Impact Chain
The impact chains help you to navigate through the information and draw the connections between stimuli, impacts, and adaptation options.

The adaptation process

Key steps of an adaption process include:

Key step Contribution from ci:grasp
Assessing the vulnerability (defining the problem)
Identifying and prioritizing (climate)stimuli and (climate)impacts (Identifying the causes of the problem) Relevant information about stimuli and impacts
Identifying, selecting and implementing adaptation options (Identifying and articulating the normative response) A large database of existing adaptation projects along with useful background and evaluative information
Identifying key barriers and designing project responses to overcome key barriers

See also:
- A Toolkit for Designing Climate Change Adaptation Initiatives
- UKCIP Adaptation wizard