The Sectoral Adaptive Capacity Index of Hungarian Road Transport

  • Gábor Szendrő Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  • Mária Csete Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  • Ádám Török Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Abstract

The understanding of different adaptive capacities is a prerequisite for targeting interventions aiming to reduce the adverse effects of climate change. Indicators and indices are common tools in this process, but their construction is fraught with many uncertainties. This paper aims to investigate the application of the Adaptive Capacity Index applied to the road transport sector. Authors sought to describe the effects of climate change on road transport and have modeled its adaptive capacity as a probability function of a combination of variables. The authors have designed and created the Sectoral Adaptive Capacity Index for the Hungarian transport sector, and investigated the trends in the historical data series of this indicator.
Keywords: environmental sustainability, road transport, indicators, climate change, vulnerability, sectoral adaptive capacity index
Published online
2014-09-10
How to Cite
Szendrő, G., Csete, M. and Török, Ádám (2014) “The Sectoral Adaptive Capacity Index of Hungarian Road Transport”, Periodica Polytechnica Social and Management Sciences, 22(2), pp. 99-106. doi: https://doi.org/10.3311/PPso.7377.
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