Why visualize the results in the form of maps?

Vulnerability and adaptation to climate change are directly related to the temporal and spatial context of cities. Risks and their impacts as well as responses and actions occur at specific times and places. For this reason, the visualization functionality allows to explore the input data and the output information of the vulnerability analyzes and assessments used in the exploration and implementation of nature-based solutions (SbN).

How the maps are displayed:
The maps are organized according to the following input categories:
1. Exposure, 2. Risk, 3. Sensitivity, 4. Capacity to adapt,

For each of these categories, there are input maps, for example:
Risk: Risk of landslide, Risk of landslide, Risk of flooding, Risk of drought, Risk of water erosion, Aggregate risks

The maps as a result of the analysis are the output information, in a single resulting category: 5 Vulnerability & Socio-environmental vulnerability
For more details please see the PDF documents for each city in vulnerability-studies

What is the definition of the categories:

  • Exposure: people, livelihoods, ecosystems, environmental services, infrastructure, or economic and social assets in places that could be adversely affected.
  • Risk: potential consequences due to a hazard. Risk is represented as the probability of occurrence of dangerous events or trends multiplied by the consequences in the event of such events occurring.
  • Sensitivity: degree to which a system is modified or affected as a result of disturbances.
    Adaptive capacity: the ability of systems, institutions, humans, and other organisms to adjust to potential harm, seize opportunities, or respond to consequences.
  • Vulnerability: potential for losses (human, physical, economic, natural or social) due to dangerous events. Vulnerability includes conditions determined by physical, social, economic and environmental factors or processes, which increase the susceptibility of a community to the impacts of a hazard.