Integration of Climate Data in the SAVi Nature-Based Infrastructure Model
C3S_428h_IISD-EU: Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi): Demonstrating the Business Case for Climate-Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure
This report outlines the integration of authoritative Copernicus Climate Data from the Climate Data Store (CDS) into a Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) of nature-based infrastructure. It describes how several climate indicators obtained from the Copernicus CDS were integrated into the SAVi Nature-Based Infrastructure model and how its analysis has improved as a result. In light of this integration, IISD can generate sophisticated SAVi-derived analyses on the costs of climate-related risks and climate-related externalities.
This document presents:
- A summary of the literature review on the climate impact on nature-based infrastructure, including equations that link climate variables to the performance of nature-based infrastructure.
- How the above information was used to select relevant indicators from the Copernicus database.
- How outputs of the CDS datasets are integrated into the SAVi System Dynamics (SD) Nature-Based Infrastructure model.
- How simulation results can be affected using this new and improved set of indicators.
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