Vulnerability and adaptation to climate change
Climate change is a reality that must now be taken into account in designing or rehabilitating every sensitive scheme, in evaluating water resources at a regional or local scale and in managing flood risks.
Artelia has specialist teams able to assess the impact of climate change on various natural environments (coasts, rivers, lakes, wetlands, groundwater, etc.), propose adaptation strategies and accompany them with a pertinent economic analysis.
Since it is exposed to cyclones, flooding and torrential rain, and with rapid urbanisation and growth of cultivated areas, Madagascar is the 7th most vulnerable country in the world to climate change (according to IRC 2019 – global index for climate-related risks).
Supporting the Region in the prefiguration of a "regional IPCC", a group made up of some twenty experts and scientists from the Loire region, whose mission is to deepen knowledge of the local impacts of climate change and to make proposals to improve the resilience of the territory:
Vulnerability assessment and definition of adaptation solutionsto reduce risks for harbour facilities and operations.
- Determination of development issues and climate change adaptation measures
- Identification of an investment programme