A Study of Urban Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Based on Catastrophe Progression Method

  • Yang Sun
  • Yi LuEmail author
  • Yinghan Li
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes on Multidisciplinary Industrial Engineering book series (LNMUINEN)


Climate change can make a profound impact on the entire ecosystem, and severely affects the stability of human society. The urban is the economic, political and cultural center of human society. The assessment of urban disaster vulnerability is of great significance to the disaster prevention system. Through the review of the relevant literatures on disasters vulnerability and the situations of Sichuan Province, the study establishes urban climate change actual vulnerability assessment systems. The vulnerability degrees of the five economic zones of Sichuan Province are evaluated by the improved mutation progression method based on the entropy method. The study shows that the urban disaster vulnerability of Southern Sichuan Economic Region is the most serious, and the degree of disaster vulnerability of Chengdu Economic Region is the lowest. Chengdu Economic Region should concern about the floating population. And Southern Sichuan Economic Region needs to create a good environment for enterprises to increase the number of enterprises within its jurisdiction.


Climate change Vulnerability Sichuan province Mutation progression method Entropy method 


This research is supported by the Program of Social Science Foundation of Sichuan (Grant No. SC16C010). The authors are also grateful to Sichuan University for providing research funding (No. 2016SCU11036; No. skqy201640).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Business SchoolSichuan UniversityChengduPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Software SchoolHarbin University of Science and TechnologyHarerbinPeople’s Republic of China

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