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Climate Change and Variability: Impact on Central and Eastern Europe

Objective

Observational records show that the global climate is changing and ongoing changes are also visible in Central Eastern Europe. About 64% of all catastrophic events in Europe since 1980 can directly be attributed to weather and climate extremes. Climate change projections show even an increasing likelihood of extremes. Certainly negative impacts of climate change will involve significant economic looses in several regions of Europe, while others may bring health or welfare problems somewhere else. Within CLAVIER three representative Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC) will be studied in detail: Hungary, Romania, and Bulgaria. Researches from 6 countries and different disciplines will identify linkages between climate change and its impact on weather patterns with consequences on air pollution, extremes events, and on water resources. Furthermore, an evaluation of the economic impact on agriculture, tourism, energy supply and the public sector will be conducted.

This is of increasing importance for CEEC, which are currently facing a rapid economic development, but also for the European Union as e.g. Romania's and Bulgaria's high vulnerability from extreme events such as floods will impact not only the respective economic goals for joining the EU but also the EU solidarity fund. CLAVIER will focus on ongoing and future climate changes in Central and Eastern European Countries using measurements and existing regional scenarios to determine possible developments of the climate and to address related uncertainty.

In addition, climate projections with very high detail will be carried out for CEEC to fulfil the need for a large amount of detail in time and space, which is inherent in local and regional impact assessment.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/hydrology

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-GLOBAL-4
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

MAX PLANCK GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
Muenchen
Germany

Participants (12)

ORSZAGOS METEOROLOGIAI SZOLGALAT
Hungary
Address
Kitaibel P. U. 1
Budapest
KARL-FRANZENS-UNIVERSITAET GRAZ.
Austria
Address
Universitaetsplatz 3
Graz
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Rue Michel-ange 3
Paris
JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT GMBH.
Austria
Address
Steyrergasse 17
Graz
VITUKI
Hungary
Address
Kvassay Jeno Ut 1
Budapest
BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM
Hungary
Address
Muegyetem Rakpart 3
Budapest
ENV-IN-CENT KORNYEZETVEDELMI TANACSADO KFT
Hungary
Address
Boszormenyi Utca 20-22
Budapest
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF METEOROLOGY AND HYDROLOGY OF THE BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Bulgaria
Address
Blvd. Tzarigradsko Shose 66
Sofia
UNIVERSITY OF NATIONAL AND WORLD ECONOMY
Bulgaria
Address
St. Town "Hristo Botev"
Sofia
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE HIDROLOGIE SI GOSPODARIRE A APELOR
Romania
Address
97, Sos.bucuresti-ploiesti
Bucharest
UNIVERSITATEA BABES BOLYAI
Romania
Address
Mihail Kogalniceanu 1
Cluj-napoca
INSTITUTE OF GEOGRAPHY OF THE ROMANIAN ACADEMY
Romania
Address
Dimitrie Racovita 12
Bucharest