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Economics of climate change adaptation in Europe

Objective

The aim of the ECONADAPT project is to provide user-orientated methodologies and evidence relating to economic appraisal criteria to inform the choice of adaptation actions using analysis that incorporates cross-scale governance under conditions of uncertainty. A critical theme of the proposal is therefore to support the application of adaptation economics in the period following the publication of the EU’s 2013 Adaptation Strategy, focusing on key decision areas that need enhanced economic information, and on the key users of such information. Key decision areas include: management of extreme weather events modified by climate change that have high impact costs in the short term; appraisal of projects where the costs of climate risks are borne over long time periods; appraisal of flows of large-scale EU funds where the case for climate resilience needs to be made; macro-economic effects of climate change risks and adaptation strategies at Member State and EU levels, and; appraisal of overseas development assistance aimed at reducing the damage costs of climate risks in less developed countries. The project will work intensively with stakeholders from e.g. relevant DGs, Member States, Regional or local policy makers, and seek to learn from, and inform, experience. The methods and approaches will be co-developed with the diverse user groups engaged in using economic data within adaptation decision making. A two-tier approach is proposed to provide detailed guidance and empirical data: first, to other economists or private sector organisations with adaptation needs, and second, to other users who may want to use ‘light-touch’ methods, with the empirical data to help in scoping decision making outcomes. A strong link will be made with the European Climate Adaptation Platform (Climate-ADAPT), with the guidance and economic information designed for a wide range of users.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2013-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF BATH
Address
Claverton Down
BA2 7AY Bath
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 471 704
Administrative Contact
Hazel Wallis (Ms.)

Participants (13)

ECOLOGIC INSTITUT gemeinnützige GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 234 159
Address
Pfalzburger Strasse 43-44
10717 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sigrid Schulze (Mrs.)
ASOCIACION BC3 BASQUE CENTRE FOR CLIMATE CHANGE - KLIMA ALDAKETA IKERGAI
Spain
EU contribution
€ 182 640
Address
Edificio 1 Planta 1 Parque Cientifico De Upv/ehu Barrio Sarriena
48940 Leioa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nerea Ortiz (Ms.)
INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE
Austria
EU contribution
€ 354 330
Address
Schlossplatz 1
2361 Laxenburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Demetrio Soto Martinez (Mr.)
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 171 760
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yvonne Kops (Dr.)
POTSDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 153 970
Address
Telegrafenberg 31
14473 Potsdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Fanny Stahlberg (Ms.)
GEOPONIKO PANEPISTIMION ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 91 760
Address
Iera Odos 75
118 55 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stella Fanou (Ms.)
DANMARKS METEOROLOGISKE INSTITUT
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 123 514
Address
Lyngbyvej 100
2100 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ole Bøssing Christensen (Dr.)
FONDAZIONE CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEOSUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 194 353
Address
Via A Imperatore 16
73100 Lecce
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ivana Losa (Dr.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 301 597,50
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kasper Kok (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 121 120
Address
Earlham Road
NR4 7TJ Norwich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fiona Meardon (Ms.)
PAUL WATKISS ASSOCIATES LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 207 150
Address
Islip Road 18
OX2 7SN Oxford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michelle Watkiss (Ms.)
UNIVERZITA KARLOVA
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 166 400
Address
Ovocny Trh 560/5
116 36 Praha 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Milan Scasny (Dr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 154 160
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Vincenzo Cardarelli (Mr.)