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Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies: Supporting European climate policy

Objective

The core objectives of ADAM (ADaptation And Mitigation) are:To assess the extent to which existing and evolving EU (and world) mitigation and adaptation policies can achieve a tolerable transition (a 'soft landing') to a world with a global climate no warm er than 2 degrees C above pre-industrial levels, and to identify their associated costs and effectiveness, including an assessment of the damages avoided compared to a scenario where climate change continues unchecked to 5 C. To develop and appraise a port folio of longer term strategic policy options that could contribute to addressing identified shortfalls both between existing mitigation policies and the achievement of the EU's 2 C target, and between existing adaptation policy development and implied EU goals and targets for adaptation. To develop a novel Policy-options Appraisal Framework and apply it both to existing and evolving policies, and to new, long-term strategic policy options, so as to inform: European and international climate protection stra tegy in post-2012 Kyoto negotiations, a re-structuring of International Development Assistance, the EU electricity sector and regional spatial planning.The ADAM project will lead to a better understanding of the synergies, trade-offs and conflicts that exi st between adaptation and mitigation policies at multiple scales. Crucially, ADAM will support EU policy development in the next stage of the development of the Kyoto Protocol, in particular negotiations around a post-2012 global climate policy regime, an d will inform the emergence of new adaptation strategies for Europe. The main impact of the ADAM project will be to improve the quality and relevance of scientific and stakeholder contributions to the development and evaluation of climate change policy op tions within the European Commission. This will help the Commission to deliver on its current medium-term climate policy objectives and help inform its development of a longer-term climate strategy.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/atmospheric sciences/climatology/climatic changes

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-GLOBAL-3
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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
Address
University Plain
Norwich
United Kingdom

Participants (25)

POTSDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG
Germany
Address
Telegrafenberg A31
Potsdam
VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS, WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG
Netherlands
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
Amsterdam
CICERO SENTER FOR KLIMAFORSKNING
Norway
Address
Sognsveien 68
Oslo
ALTERRA B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 3
Wageningen
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR APPLIED SYSTEM ANALYSIS - IIASA
Austria
Address
Schlossplatz 1
Laxenburg
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
Address
Villigen
Villigen Psi
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
Lund
UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
Netherlands
Address
Minderbroedersberg 4-6
616 Maastricht
UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
Address
Campus Uab
Bellaterra (Cerdanyola Del Valles)
ZAKLADU BADAN SRODOWISKA ROLNICZEGO I LESNEGO POLSKIEJ AKADEEMII NAUK
Poland
Address
Bukowska 19
Poznan
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27 C
Munchen
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTER AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Address
The Old Schools, Trinity Lane
Cambridge
COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES - DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE
Belgium
Address
Rue De La Loi, 200
Brussels
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
Address
Piazza S.marco, 4
Firenze
STOCKHOLM ENVIRONMENT INSTITUTE
Sweden
Address
Lilla Nygatan 1
Stockholm
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (CNRS)
France
Address
3, Rue Michel-ange
Paris
BUDAPESTI CORVINUS EGYETEM
Hungary
Address
Fovam Ter 8
Budapest
ENERDATA SA
France
Address
Avenue De Vignate 2
Gieres
DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FUER WIRTSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Koenigin-luise-strasse 5
Berlin
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
Address
Raemistrasse 101
Zurich
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITEIT.
Netherlands
Address
Costerweg 50
Wageningen
CENTRE FOR EUROPEAN POLICY STUDIES
Belgium
Address
Place Du Congres 1
Bruxelles
THE ENERGY AND RESOURCES INSTITUTE
India
Address
Darbari Seth Block, Habitat Place, Lodi Road
New Delhi
CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES - INSTITUTE OF ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS (IAP, CAS)
China
Address
Quia Huozi, Dewei
Beijing
PLANBUREAU VOOR DE LEEFOMGEVING
Netherlands
Address
Antonie Van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
Bilthoven