The PROVIDE climate risk dashboard is an interactive online platform providing detailed information on different future global warming scenarios and their expected impacts on the climate, natural, and human systems. It will eventually provide information on a suite of future climate impacts such as: extreme events, biodiversity loss, cryosphere loss, sea-level rise, agriculture, economic loss etc., at the global, regional, and city level.
The PROVIDE climate risk dashboard includes state-of-the-art assessments of overshoot scenarios - in which average global temperatures would temporarily ‘overshoot’ the 1.5°C target of the Paris Agreement - before being brought back down again. Overshoot scenarios are prominent in the latest IPCC reports, but specific risks inherent to them, including potentially irreversible impacts (such as species extinction), have so far been under-researched.
The PROVIDE climate risk dashboard allows researchers, adaptation practitioners and other users to take a risk-based approach. Users will be able to set risk thresholds for societal and geophysical impacts for example, heatwaves or sea level rise that should be avoided, and then access information on the conditions and characteristics of emissions scenarios under which the selected threshold can be avoided, or not.
We are co-developing the PROVIDE climate risk dashboard with stakeholders such as adaptation practitioners. The dashboard will eventually feature information on how the Dashboard has been used for adaptation planning in various contexts to promote knowledge exchange.