In four workshops, interested people and decision-makers from the Dachstein – Salzkammergut – Totes Gebirge region develop a common positive image of how the economy, society and nature should change in the face of the climate crisis and how they can subsequently recognise (“measure”) whether the region is moving in this direction.
Comprehensively measuring adaptation to climate change.
Interested people and decision-makers from the region Dachstein – Salzkammergut – Totes Gebirge develop a common picture of how the economy, society and nature should change in the course of climate change and how they can subsequently recognise (“measure”) whether the region is moving in this direction.
Together, images of the future are developed in line with the elaborated goals as a contribution to a good life for all, now and in the future. From this, communicable stories (“stories”) and rigorous metrics (ecological and social footprint) emerge, complementing each other to form a credible statement of current progress towards a sustainable future.
This way, the “good life for all” in the sense of “Leave no One Behind” can be concretised under the conditions of dangerous climate change and the success of corresponding implementation steps can be evaluated in a holistic sense with the help of a set of comprehensive leading indicators.
In concrete terms, the Salzkammergut is currently also concerned with creating the largest biosphere park in Austria in the region of Totes Gebirge – Salzkammergut – Dachstein which, in addition to the Styrian and inner Salzkammergut, encompasses the entire Totes Gebirge and the entire Dachstein region and thus extends into three federal provinces (Styria, Upper Austria and Salzburg).
Adaptation to climate change plays a central role thematically. To what should we adapt facing climate change and further/deeper: where do we want to go? Or even more concretely: How do we (people and nature) want to live with climate change in the region? The global sustainability goals provide a globally recognised framework for this. Adaptation to climate change” represents one of the 169 targets (= sub-targets) of the UN’s 2030 Agenda – more precisely, Target 13.1. Measuring the success of “adaptation to climate change” should thus be placed in relation (synergies and trade-offs) to the other goals of the people in the region: what adaptation is needed to achieve the goals?