|Activity Title/Topic:||Self-assessment of the capacity to adapt to climate risks|
|Duration of Activity:||This self-directed learning is planned for a total duration of 90 minutes|
|Learning Outcome:||At the end of this activity, you will be able to recognise the main climate risks to which you are exposed, assess your adaptive capacity level in the face of these risks and be aware of the effect that climate change can have on your vulnerability.|
|Materials Required:||Mandatory: paper and writing material (alternatively, it can be done on a computer). Optional: colouring pens/pencils; internet access (computer, smartphone, tablet).|
|Aim of Activity:||Supporting you to evaluate how you are exposed to climate risks, how well prepared you are against those risks, how your vulnerability could be increased or minimised by climate change and assess your adaptive capacity, i.e., what you can do to better adapt to current and future climate situations.|
On a sheet of paper, identify and list the type of climate hazards your current location is exposed to.
Based on what you have already learned and researched about climate change in your region, mark with a symbol how climate change might increase (+), decrease (-), or not significantly change (=) these risks.
Based on what you know about these subjects or after a brief news research on extreme events in your region, highlight the three types of risks that could be more dangerous for your safety.
Develop a self-assessment chart of your climate risk adaptation capacity, following these instructions:
Information research: following weather forecasts, consulting information brochures, getting to know maps of risk areas, etc.
Preparation: ensuring housing maintenance, store supplies and preparing an emergency kit.
Protection: sealing doors and windows, putting up sandbags, keeping cool during heat waves.
Insurance: taking out insurance to cover different climate risk events.
Civic action: supporting adaptation policies, participating in local assemblies, sign petitions.
Evacuation/migration: complying with evacuation plans, planning to retreat to a safer location and migrate to regions with lower risk.
Evaluate your preparedness level for each of the criteria. To do it, fill in the table with numbers from 1 to 5, where:
Colour each of the cells in the table, matching a colour scale to the numbers. (Note: This step is optional but makes it easier to read your self-assessment matrix)
For example, being: