The implications of climate change present decision-makers at all levels with urgent and unprecedented challenges. It is no longer just about climate change mitigation but also about adapting to climate change’s already unavoidable consequences and strengthening climate resilience. Cities play a central role in adapting to climate change and strengthening resilience. Many municipalities have already developed their own adaptation strategies and implemented a variety of adaptation measures. However, often the question remains as to which impacts these adaptation measures actually have.
In this context, it is becoming increasingly important to learn as quickly as possible what activities have successfully contributed to climate resilience and what actions need to be adjusted. This kind of evaluation is also of relevance, as large amounts of global public funds are being dedicated to building resilience. Hence methods for monitoring climate resilience and assessing the impacts of adaptation measures are needed. However, appropriate indicators and monitoring systems in this realm are often not available at the municipal level.
The MONARES project, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), has two main objectives: (1) to develop tested methods for climate resilience monitoring and for impact assessment of adaptation measures and (2) to concretely support this monitoring and assessment in pilot municipalities.
During the second phase of MONARES, Dialogik makes contributions for …
- raising the visibility and for expanding of the existing project network of MONARES.
- Dialogik, in addition, analyses the feedback of the stakeholders in the project network to get an impression how the products of MONARES are assessed by stakeholders in different working contexts.
- Dialogik, in addition, investigates the experiences of stakeholders during the application of the MONARES products in two reference projects.
- Together with the stakeholders, the results will be reflected in workshops.
Transdisciplinary procedures are important during the whole study.
- Institut für Raumordnung und Entwicklungsplanung (IREUS), Universität Stuttgart