In development phase, the AdaptaClima platform is an initiative of the Ministry of the Environment that will be launched soon, with the purpose to create a net of joint between the social actors who produce and the ones that use information and knowledge related to the measures of adaptation to the climatic changes in the country.
Throughout the creation of the tool, examples of practical well-occurred in this direction – applied in such a way in Brazil how much in other countries – have been studied, and the Cioeste (Intermunicipal Trust of the Region West Metropolitan of São Paulo) was chosen to share its experience with the structuring of an index of vulnerability to the climatic changes unknown in a region metropolitan.
The pioneering study undertaken by the trust, in partnership with the Bank of Development of Latin America (Caf), it will be evaluated as it marries during the creation of the platform, that comes being constructed of collaborative form in order to strengthen the implementation of the schedule of adaptation to the alterations of the climate in Brazil.
The choice to take as reference the index of vulnerability developed for the cities of the Cioeste shows its recognition as one practical efficient one of adaptation to the climatic changes, that can be adopted in the diverse regions of the country.
The purpose of the study was to evaluate the current and future vulnerability of the cities that are part of the trust (Barueri, Carapicuíba, Cotia, Itapevi, Jandira, Osasco, Pirapora do Bom Jesus and Santana de Parnaíba) to climatic alterations e, from this, to define measured of adaptation to such alternations.
The AdaptaClima platform is born from a partnership enters the Ministry of the Environment; deep Newton, operated for the British Advice; the Center of Studies in Sustainability of FGV-EAESP (GVces); and the International Institute will be Environmentand Development (IIED).
The tool will count on an interactive map, that comes being structuralized from climatic data disponibilizados by partners of the initiative, as National Agency of Waters (ANA), National Institute of Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE) and World Wild Fund (WWF). It still has others 75 collaborating organizations that support the platform, as the Cioeste.