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Tool-supported policy-development for regional adaptation

Tool-supported policy-development for regional adaptation

Objective

Adaptation in the face of climate change is currently a major challenge, not only in the EU, but all around the world. Climate change has two distinct characters: the slower trends in climatic variables such as sea water temperatur, and the extreme weather phenomena, such as heavy precipitation. The fundamental driver for regional adaptation are regional climate scenarios. Crucial for local societies is the resilience of critical infrastructures, such as Energy and Transport, against the envisaged climate scenarios. Without proper functioning of such infrastructures, many service sectors, such as Tourism, will be negatively affected. ToPDAd developes state-of-the-art socioeconomic methods&tools for an integrated assessment supporting regional adaptation decision-making. Based on these, conjectures with respect to EU level policies for the considered sectors Energy, Transport, as well as, Tourism are made. Two time frames are specified; 2010-2050 and 2050-2100 for mid-term and long-term strategy formulations. Regional strategies and EU-level policies need to be consistent across the time frames in order to avoid maladaptation. ToPDAd will also develop the European Climate Adaptation Platform (DCLIMATE-ADAPT). The CLIMATE-ADAPT is key for continuous learning, and a repository of data and tools supporting adaptation decision-making.
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Coordinator

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Address

Vuorimiehentie 3
02150 Espoo

Finland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 920 053

Administrative Contact

Tony Rosqvist (Dr.)

Participants (10)

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TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Finland

CICERO SENTER KLIMAFORSKNING STIFTELSE

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 623 044

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 473 329

JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 443 525

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY LEUVEN NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 360 938

UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 239 320

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 347 200

ILMATIETEEN LAITOS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 344 607

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 315 117

GESELLSCHAFT FUER WIRTSCHAFTLICHE STRUKTURFORSCHUNG MBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 489 100

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 308620

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2012

  • End date

    30 September 2015

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 905 504,40

  • EU contribution

    € 4 556 233

Coordinated by:

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland