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2019, 18th October

Mattia Amadio's interview on the Disaster Resilience Index for Italy - AGI

Mattia Amadio was recently interviewed by a journalist of AGI (Agenzia Giornalistica Italia) on the recent work of his and other CMCC colleagues Jaroslav Mysiak, Sepehr Marzi and Arthur H. Essenfelder (RAAS Division) on the Disaster Resilience Index for Italy. Below is the abstract of the paper, recently published on PlosOne:

Measuring disaster resilience is a key component of successful disaster risk management and climate change adaptation. Quantitative, indicator-based assessments are typically applied to evaluate resilience by combining various indicators of performance into a single composite index. Building upon extensive research on social vulnerability and coping/adaptive capacity, we first develop an original, comprehensive disaster resilience index (CDRI) at municipal level across Italy, to support the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030. As next, we perform extensive sensitivity and robustness analysis to assess how various methodological choices, especially the normalisation and aggregation methods applied, influence the ensuing rankings. The results show patterns of social vulnerability and resilience with sizeable variability across the northern and southern regions. We propose several statistical methods to allow decision makers to explore the territorial, social and economic disparities, and choose aggregation methods best suitable for the various policy purposes. These methods are based on linear and non-liner normalization approaches combining the OWA and LSP aggregators. Robust resilience rankings are determined by relative dominance across multiple methods. The dominance measures can be used as a decision-making benchmark for climate change adaptation and disaster risk management strategies and plans.

You can read and download the publication here

Here is the link to the interview (in Italian language)

2019, 18th October

Mattia Amadio's interview on the Disaster Resilience Index for Italy - AGI

 

Mattia Amadio was recently interviewed by a journalist of AGI (Agenzia Giornalistica Italia) on the recent work of his and other CMCC colleagues Jaroslav Mysiak, Sepehr Marzi and Arthur H. Essenfelder (RAAS Division) on the Disaster Resilience Index for Italy. Below is the abstract of the paper, recently published on PlosOne:

Measuring disaster resilience is a key component of successful disaster risk management and climate change adaptation. Quantitative, indicator-based assessments are typically applied to evaluate resilience by combining various indicators of performance into a single composite index. Building upon extensive research on social vulnerability and coping/adaptive capacity, we first develop an original, comprehensive disaster resilience index (CDRI) at municipal level across Italy, to support the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030. As next, we perform extensive sensitivity and robustness analysis to assess how various methodological choices, especially the normalisation and aggregation methods applied, influence the ensuing rankings. The results show patterns of social vulnerability and resilience with sizeable variability across the northern and southern regions. We propose several statistical methods to allow decision makers to explore the territorial, social and economic disparities, and choose aggregation methods best suitable for the various policy purposes. These methods are based on linear and non-liner normalization approaches combining the OWA and LSP aggregators. Robust resilience rankings are determined by relative dominance across multiple methods. The dominance measures can be used as a decision-making benchmark for climate change adaptation and disaster risk management strategies and plans.

You can read and download the publication here

Here is the link to the interview (in Italian language)