Adaptation - so what? Better visualisation tools to communicate adaptation
Project findings have made very clear that inhabitants and citizens will only assume responsibility to act and support the financing of measures when they understand what climate change means to them and what will be the concrete impact for them if an adaptation measure is implemented or not. But issues of climate change adaptation are too abstract, too far away in time and thus citizens do not feel concerned. Therefore, new Future Cities activities aim at good and creative ways to visualise climate change adaptation. E.g. to visualise the vulnerability and the possible impacts of climate change a picture-exhibition in the Emscher-Lipperegion on former extreme weather events is envisaged to gain a permanent awareness beyond single events.