Overall Risk

Overall Risk to Priority Sectors

In this final screening stage, users integrate the potential impact and adaptive capacity ratings to arrive at an overall risk rating for each priority sector. The risk rating represents the extent to which climate and geophysical hazards may prevent a priority sector from successfully contributing to the country’s development goals.
Combining impact and readiness ratings: Users first employ their sectoral knowledge and professional judgment to arrive at a preliminary risk rating based on the potential impact and sector’s total institutional readiness score. High levels of institutional readiness can lower the risk posed by climate and geophysical hazards, while low levels of institutional readiness may raise it.
Adjusting for development context: Users then adjust the risk rating for the development context to arrive at one overall assessment of risk. They consider how elements of the broader development context can influence the risk of climate and geophysical hazards to each priority sector, institutional capacity and/or policy operations. For example, low levels of enforcement of safety protocols may lead to substandard construction of industrial facilities and therefore increase hazard risk to the industry sector. Similar to the scoring in the Institutional Readiness stage, the sector ratings as adjusted for the development context are determined for the combined effects of all hazards on a priority sector, and they are not separated by time-frame.
The rating scale for overall risk to priority sectors looks like this:
Insufficient UnderstandingNo RiskLow RiskModerate RiskHigh Risk
Summary results table: The results of each screening and the overall results are automatically summarized by the tool in tables and presented as a final PDF report for the user.
Reminder: The results of this high-level screening are not sufficient to serve as a detailed risk assessment. Rather, they indicate where risks from climate and geophysical hazards may exist and where further study may be required to identify and ultimately reduce those risks.