This appendix contains tables that list the results of the index of adaptive capacity for the functional economic regions (FERs) developed by the Commission. It contains information on each region’s ranking and score. Due to the wide confidence intervals, caution should be exercised when interpreting the results. Detailed information on the Commission’s construction of FERs is in appendix D. Detailed information on the Commission’s construction of the index of relative adaptive capacity is in appendix E.
There are four categories of adaptive capacity.
Most adaptive regions are those whose index value was more than one standard deviation above the mean (10 regions in table B.1).
Above average regions are those above the mean index value and within one standard deviation of the mean (27 regions in table B.2).
Below average regions are those below the mean index value and within one standard deviation of the mean (27 regions in table B.3).
Least adaptive regions are those whose index value was more than one standard deviation below the mean (13 regions in table B.4).
There are 12 FERs not included in the index of adaptive capacity because they lack the relevant data for the analysis (table B.5). Most of the excluded FERs are islands with small populations. As such, the final index was calculated for 77 of the 89 FERs.
A map showing the geographical boundaries of the FERs constructed by the Commission can be found in figure B.1.