Mehdi Mikou: Analyzing the unequal exposure of different income groups to extreme climate events in Europe

PhD students seminar: Mehdi Mikou

Analyzing the unequal exposure of different income groups to extreme climate events in Europe

Abstract

Climate change is changing the distribution of climate risks, which arise from the interaction between hazards and the vulnerability and exposure of populations. While the evolution of climatic conditions is an important determinant of future climate risk, it will also be driven by evolutions in vulnerability and exposure stemming from various development pathways. Differences in vulnerability result partially from inequalities related to economic conditions. Using a recently developed gridded dataset of per capita disposable income in Europe consistent with the Shared Socioecomic Pathways, we will study the exposure of different income groups to extreme climate events (heatwaves, cold spells, floods…) in Europe and how this exposure may change under different warming and development scenarios.

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