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Land use change: assessing the net climate forcing, and options for climate change mitigation and adaptation

Land use change: assessing the net climate forcing, and options for climate change mitigation and adaptation

Objective

LUC4C will advance our fundamental knowledge of the climate change - land use change interactions, and develop a framework for the synthesis of complex earth system science into guidelines that are of practical use for policy and societal stakeholders.

Policies in support of climate change mitigation through land management, and the societal demand for other services from terrestrial ecosystems are currently rather disconnected, in spite of the large potential for co-benefits, but also the need for trade-offs. To identify the beneficial and detrimental aspects of alternative land use options, we will improve and evaluate a suite of modelling approaches at different levels of integration and complexity in order to (i) discern key elements of land-use that have the largest effect on climate, including dependencies across time and space, (ii) develop innovative methods to better quantify the dynamic interactions between land use and the climate system at different time and space scales, and (iii) deliver a portfolio of best practice guidelines for the identification of trade-offs, benefits or adverse effects of land-based mitigation policy options across different scenarios. In particular, LUC4C aims to:

1. enhance our ability to understand the societal and environmental drivers of land use and land cover change (LULCC) relevant to climate change;

2. assess regional and global effects of different mitigation policies and adaptation measures within alternative socio-economic contexts;

3. quantify how the LULCC-climate change interplay affects regional vs. global, and biophysical vs. biogeochemical ecosystem-atmosphere exchange, and how the relative magnitude of these interactions varies through time;

4. advance our ability to represent LULCC in climate models;

5. assess LULCC-climate effects on multiple land ecosystem services and analyse these in relation to other societal needs that provide either a synergy or trade-off to climate mitigation and adaptation.
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Coordinator

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Address

Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 317 402,50

Administrative Contact

Irina Schott (Ms.)

Participants (14)

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THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 472 213

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 749 432

MET OFFICE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 280 260

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 641 755

STICHTING VU

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 600 200

POTSDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 351 689

Rijkswaterstaat (Ministry of Environment and Infrastructure)

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 407 026

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 520 052

FONDAZIONE CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEOSUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 436 800

denkstatt Bulgaria OOD

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 114 050

FEDERAL STATE EDUCATIONAL ESTABLISHMENT OF HIGHER PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION RUSSIAN STATE AGRARIAN UNIVERSITY-MOSCOW TIMIRYAZEV AGRICULTURAL ACADEMY

Russia

EU Contribution

€ 58 200

UNIVERSITY CORPORATION FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH NONPROFIT CORPORATION

United States

UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

South Africa

EU Contribution

€ 24 999,75

PEKING UNIVERSITY

China

EU Contribution

€ 24 999,75

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 603542

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2013

  • End date

    31 October 2017

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 005 363,33

  • EU contribution

    € 5 999 079

Coordinated by:

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany