UAA Indicators

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VULNERABILITY 

Degree to which an urban area is unable to cope with the impacts of three primary climate hazards on its human population. Vulnerability is a function of the hazard, a city’s sensitivity to the hazard, and its adaptive capacity

READINESS 

General features of urban areas that will enable policy change and action implementation to reduce vulnerability to climate hazards. Readiness is composed of the measure of economic conditions, governance support & social capacities. Also known as generic adaptive capacity.

To learn more about the the Urban Adaptation Assessment’s framework and methodology, view ND-GAIN's technical document.