Extreme storms, sea-level rise, and heat waves threaten the future of coastal cities. In addition, coastal cities face risks that originate outside the city limits. Inland, severe droughts threaten agricultural production, resulting in migration towards urban centers. Ocean acidification and warming temperatures degrade ecosystems and fisheries, which are vital to the blue economy of many coastal cities. This risk is compounded by land-based stressors like pollution.
By combining empirical and expert survey data, CORVI builds a comprehensive risk picture, giving decision makers across governments, international organizations, and the private sector the data and information they need to prioritize action, access capital, and make smart investments to build resilience.
After successful pilots in Castries, Saint Lucia and Kingston, Jamaica, CORVI is expanding, with additional assessments underway in the Asia Pacific (Chattogram, Bangladesh; Dagupan, Philippines; and Suva, Fiji) and East Africa (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Mombasa, Kenya).