Flooding, draughts and the spread of diseases (e.g. malaria) are only a few of the consequences to be expected.
‘To what extent is climate change already visible in Flanders and Belgium?’ and ‘What are the expectations for the future?’, these are the central questions in the MIRA Climate Report 2015.
An analysis of existing environmental indicators, supplemented with new indicators for drought and the urban heat island effect, provides the answer to the first question. Scenario analyses map out the bandwidth of the expectations for the future (2030, 2050 and 2100). They are based on the most recent scenarios of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change of the United Nations (IPCC).
Furthermore, the report examines potential spatial differences in climate change within Flanders and surroundings. Attention is also paid to the potential effects of climate change for public health and water management.
Finally, the report dwells on the threat of tipping points in our climate system, and on how to deal with the uncertainties that are inherently associated with the climate scenarios.
De verstoringsketen is een veelgebruikt analysekader in de internationale milieurapportering.
De keten schematiseert de oorzaken tot en met de gevolgen van de milieuproblemen.
The DPSI-R chain is a frequently used analysis framework in international environmental
reporting. The DPSI-R chain outlines the causes to the impacts of environmental