Climate Change Research ›› 2021, Vol. 17 ›› Issue (6): 719-725.doi: 10.12006/j.issn.1673-1719.2021.190

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The Climatic Impact-Driver framework

WANG Wen(), FU Wen-Rui   

  1. State Key Laboratory of Hydrology-Water Resources and Hydraulic Engineering Sciences, Hohai University, Nanjing 210098, China
  • Received:2021-08-25 Revised:2021-09-14 Online:2021-11-30 Published:2021-10-18


The Climatic Impact-Driver (CID) framework is developed in the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). CIDs are physical climate system conditions (e.g., means, events, extremes) that affect an element of society or ecosystems. The CID framework includes seven categories, thirty-three climate factors, and each factor can be assessed using different evaluation indices for diffeent affected sectors. The major features of CIDs include their time scale variety and irreversibility, mutation and tipping points, the time of emergence, compoundness, and their dependence on affected system elements. The CID framework is helpful for making more objective, neutral and comprehensive assessments on the impacts and risks of climate change.

Key words: IPCC, Climate change, Climate change assessment framework, Climatic Impact-Driver (CID)

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