Abstract for:Understanding the cascading impacts of climate change across critical local & community infrastructure in [country].
This report presents several system maps developed to improve understand of the scale and scope of cascading climate change impacts, particularly with a focus on critical local infrastructure.
A mixed methods approach was used. Stakeholders identified an understanding of critical infrastructure using a non-SD tool; then these insights were developed into a CLD which was tested with a selection of these stakeholders and researchers.
This research identified where key interdependencies, feedbacks and co-dependencies occur, and how far impacts and implications might extend across multiple sectors. The CLD tool developed also provides a useful tool for developing and understanding narratives amongst policy- and decision- makers, which increase understand of the impacts of climate change across assorted industries. Particularly, this tool for understanding how these various industries are connected and how impacts in one are likely to influence others.