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European responses to climate change: deep emissions reductions and mainstreaming of mitigation and adaptation

Objective

EU action on climate change is now focused on accelerating mitigation efforts, while seeking to reduce risks associated with climate change impacts. To achieve the multiple goals of cutting greenhouse gas emissions, reducing vulnerability to climate impacts, and building mitigative and adaptive capacities, climate action needs to be mainstreamed across all EU policy sectors. As the scale of European policy grows, mitigation and adaptation need increasingly to be integrated. These policies have strong international dimensions. The RESPONSES project addresses EU policy challenges by: developing new global low emissions scenarios, placing EU efforts in a global context; building an approach for assessing EU policies against mitigation and adaptation objectives and for developing alternative policy options; applying this framework in five EU policy sectors (water and agriculture, biodiversity, regional development/infrastructure, health and energy), linked by a set of cross-sectoral integrative activities; and synthesizing the results to new policy strategies. The main outputs of the project will be: a set of global low emission scenarios, differentiated by key countries; options and strategies for integrating mitigation and resilience to climate impacts into EU policies; a validated strategic climate assessment approach. The RESPONSES consortium brings together seven leading European research institutes working on climate change scenarios, modelling, analysis and policy, combining the necessary disciplinary and sectoral expertise. Chinese, Indian and US partners and associates will also participate in the project. The consortium builds on partners’ experience in other EU and national projects, including the ADAM project, and will foster close relationships with policymakers. Research outputs will be of direct relevance to the IPCC and to post-2012 international negotiations, as well as supporting implementation of the EU White Paper on Adaptation.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2009-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

STICHTING VU
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yvonne Kops (Dr.)

Participants (11)

INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE
Austria
EU contribution
€ 395 444
Address
Schlossplatz 1
2361 Laxenburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Susan Riley (Ms.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 362 250,75
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maximilian Steiert (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 397 575,60
Address
Earlham Road
NR4 7TJ Norwich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fiona Meardon (Ms.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 321 399,60
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kris Engelen (Mr.)
Ministerie van Volkshuisvesting, Ruimtelijke Ordening en Milieubeheer

Participation ended

Netherlands
Address
Rijnstraat 8
2515 XP Den Haag
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robert Hoefnagel (Mr.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 121 419,02
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carlos Manuel Abad Ruiz (Mr.)
INSTITUTE OF POLICY AND MANAGEMENT, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
China
EU contribution
€ 33 750
Address
Zhongguancun East Road 55
100080 Beijing
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Yi Wang (Prof.)
THE ENERGY AND RESOURCES INSTITUTE
India
EU contribution
€ 73 800
Address
Darbari Seth Block, Ihc Complex, Lodhi Road
110 003 New Delhi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
K. Rajagopal (Mr.)
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 238 659,60
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sanna-Maija Kiviranta (Dr.)
MINISTERIE VAN INFRASTRUCTUUR EN WATERSTAAT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 326 502,13
Address
Rijnstraat 8
2500 EX Den Haag
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marjorie Rensen (Ms.)
VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 878 858
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Margot Rijerse