Section within Element Ranking records used for listing and evaluating present and foreseeable-future extrinsic threats to the Element.
Threat Categories that affect the Element within the specified geographic level or jurisdiction (global, national, subnational) are listed in the grid along with scope, severity, and timing for each threat. The level-1 threats are shown in bold because they are most important: lower-level scope and severity scores must be rolled up to Level 1, and only level-1 threats are included in the Overall Threat calculation.
Data entry details:
For each threat:
Click the Add button to see the list of Threat Categories, and select the threat category you want to add to the grid. You can only add one threat category at a time, but when you select a lower-level threat, its parent threats are also added. For example, selecting threat 2.1.1 will add threats 2, 2.1, and 2.1.1 to the grid.
Scope, Severity, and Timing values are automatically populated in upper-level threats if there is a single child threat.
If there is more than 1 child threat, the parent Scope, Severity, and Timing values will need to be manually entered in the parent threat row.
If the level 2 threats overlap, identify which of them has the highest impact and assign the scope, severity, and impact values of this level 2 threat to the level 1 category in which it is included;
If the level 2 threats are substantially non-overlapping, then higher scope and severity values may be justified for the level 1 category in which they are included, and best professional judgment should be used to assign scope, severity, impact, and timing values to that level 1 threat.
Enter any comments specific to the threat category in the Comments field; these should be brief. A discussion of all the individual threats and the impact on the element should be entered in the Overall Threat Impact Comments field.