GDL Vulnerability Index

The GDL Vulnerability Index (GVI) is an index to monitor and project socioeconomic vulnerability to climate change. It can be used to compare the socioeconomic aspect of climate change vulnerability of countries worldwide and to project how countries will fare along the five Shared Socioeconomic Pathways.

Map visualisations

Our world maps allow the visualization of the GDL Vulnerability Index according to two Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs) simultaneously for the period 2020-2100.

Shared Socioeconomic Pathways

Five Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs) have been developed. The SSPs are storylines describing alternative combinations of socioeconomic challenges for mitigation and adaption to climate change.