Visual tools to enhance resilience of European mountain regions

Apr 12, 2024

Author: Catarina Esgalhado (University of Évora)

Editor: Miranda García (AEIDL)

MOVING has released a suite of visual tools! Designed to assess the regional vulnerability of mountain regions, these tools provide essential insights into the challenges faced by mountain communities and ecosystems, particularly in the context of climate change and other emerging threats.

Mountain regions play a crucial role in providing various goods and services benefiting both local communities and broader areas of influence. However, the understanding of how climate change impacts these areas at a local level, and its implications for the sustainability of essential goods and services has been limited.

To address this gap, research conducted across 23 diverse mountain regions focused on downscaling global drivers of change to the landscape scale. This approach combined climate trends with local and expert knowledge, providing detailed insights into local vulnerability and identifying potential adaptation mechanisms. The resulting visual tools synthesise information for each region, offering a comprehensive view of how drivers of change impact local territories.

These visual tools serve as powerful resources, empowering stakeholders to make informed decisions and formulate targeted strategies for adaptation and mitigation. They aim to facilitate collaboration and resilience-building efforts among stakeholders.

Find all the vulnerability visual tools here.