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Bottom-up Climate Adaptation Strategies towards a Sustainable Europe

Objective

Climate change can disrupt ecological, social and economic systems, with some regions and sectors suffering significantly. Therefore, adaptation plays a paramount role in responding to climate change. Progress has been made, but there are still important obstacles. Knowledge of the benefits and costs of adaptation is sparse, unsystematic and unevenly distributed across sectors and countries. Planning suffers from substantial uncertainties in terms of precise impacts. It is also difficult to reconcile the bottom-up nature of adaptation with top-down strategic policy making on adaptation. To address these challenges BASE will:

Improve adaptation knowledge availability, integration and utilization
Case studies will be used to understand facilitators of, and barriers to, adaptation. Over 20 cases have been selected to cover the diversity of adaptation, simultaneously paying attention to the need for generalization and comparability. The gap between top-down strategic assessments of costs and benefits and empirical context-sensitive bottom-up analyses will be bridged using novel combinations of models and qualitative analyses.

Promote and strengthen stakeholder participation in adaptation
BASE will support stakeholder involvement through novel participatory and co-design techniques. Successful bottom-up initiatives will be studied, and the use of knowledge, two-way learning, the role of social media and other awareness raising methods and tools will be explored.

Support coherent, multi-level, multi-sector integrated adaptation policies
BASE will provide policy guidelines by integrating lessons from past experiences, case studies, insights provided by modeling and stakeholder participation. Issues of multilevel, cross sectoral and inter-temporal governance that are presently weakly tackled will be highlighted. Potential conflicts and synergies of adaptation with other important policies will be explored to overcome constraints caused by context-related inertias.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2012-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Denmark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 850 560
Administrative Contact
Lars Villemoes (Mr.)

Participants (14)

ECOLOGIC INSTITUT gemeinnützige GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 570 854,27
Address
Pfalzburger Strasse 43-44
10717 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Daniela Tings (Ms.)
FUNDACAO DA FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS DA UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA FP
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 454 252,80
Address
Campo Grande Edificio C1 Piso 3
1749 016 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lívia Moreira (Mrs.)
FONDAZIONE CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEOSUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 409 016
Address
Via A Imperatore 16
73100 Lecce
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ivana Losa (Ms.)
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 380 124
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Annette Schmidt (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 370 848
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gaynor Hughes (Ms.)
STICHTING DELTARES
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 562 235
Address
Boussinesqweg 1
2629 HV Delft
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Harm Duel (Mr.)
ASOCIACION BC3 BASQUE CENTRE FOR CLIMATE CHANGE - KLIMA ALDAKETA IKERGAI
Spain
EU contribution
€ 302 056,20
Address
Edificio 1 Planta 1 Parque Cientifico De Upv/ehu Barrio Sarriena
48940 Leioa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ortiz Nerea (Ms.)
SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 408 675
Address
Latokartanonkaari 11
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Aila Riihentaus (Ms.)
ISTITUTO SUPERIORE PER LA PROTEZIONE E LA RICERCA AMBIENTALE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 254 160
Address
Via Vitaliano Brancati 48
00144 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rosa Anna Mascolo (Dr.)
CENTRUM VYZKUMU GLOBALNI ZMENY AV CR VVI
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 157 230
Address
Belidla 986/4A
603 00 Brno
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Petra Malacova (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 395 284,80
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Hamilton (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 333 750
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gonzalo Leon (Dr.)
FONDEN TEKNOLOGIRADET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 404 040
Address
Arnold Nielsens Boulevard 68 E
2650 Hvidovre
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bjørn Bedsted (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 46 356
Address
Earlham Road
NR4 7TJ Norwich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jane Bartlett (Mrs.)