Background information

This page aims to provide information on some important concepts that are used within the information provided in this e-Guide, but where in the text sufficient knowledge about these subjects is assumed.

This page gives you entrances to brush up on these subjects, might you feel the need.

In order to interpret the climate hazards correctly, a basic understanding of climate change concepts is essential.


Climate adaptation concerns processes and actions that help a system absorb changes that have already occurred, or may be predicted to occur in the future.


Risk management and its underlying framework and terminology is one of the foundations needed for a good assessment of which circumstances are most threatening for your situation and how to reduces these risks.


Climate resilience is an approach to dealing with risks by making a system able to absorb shock as well as to self-renew.