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Climate change integrated assessment methodology for cross-sectoral adaptation and vulnerability in Europe

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 244031

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2010

  • End date

    31 October 2013

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 162 643,40

  • EU contribution

    € 3 149 644

Coordinated by:

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

Objective

CLIMSAVE will develop and apply an integrated methodology for stakeholder-led, climate change impact and vulnerability assessment that explicitly evaluates regional and continental scale adaptation options, and cross-sectoral interactions between the key sectors driving landscape change in Europe (agriculture, forests, biodiversity, coasts/floodplains, water resources, urban development and transport). A range of sectoral meta-models will be linked within a common assessment platform that is user-friendly, interactive and web-based to allow the rapid reproduction of climate change impacts by stakeholders themselves. The meta-models will be derived from detailed state-of-the-art models which represent the latest results on impacts of, and vulnerability to, climate change and which are appropriate for multi-scale spatially explicit impact studies. Indicator metrics, which translate the outputs from the integrated models into ecosystem services outcomes, will create a standardised approach across sectors ensuring comparability in quantifying impacts and vulnerability. The integrated assessment platform will use these metrics to identify hotspots of climate change vulnerability and provide the ability to assess adaptation strategies for reducing these vulnerabilities, in terms of their cost-effectiveness and cross-sectoral benefits and conflicts. Methods for reducing uncertainties and increasing the transparency of model and scenario assumptions will be implemented to inform the development of robust policy responses. A series of professionally facilitated workshops will identify stakeholder needs and test an innovative methodology for participatory scenario development specifically geared towards interactive climate change impact and adaptation assessment. Two sets of three workshops at two levels (European and regional) will ensure that the CLIMSAVE methodologies work at different scales and provide for continuity of engagement and mutual learning.

Coordinator

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

Address

Wellington Square University Offices
Ox1 2jd Oxford

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 511 483

Administrative Contact

Stephen Conway (Dr.)

Participants (17)

FUNDATIA PENTRU TEHNOLOGIA INFORMATIEI APLICATE IN MEDIU,AGRICULTURA SI SCHIMBARI GLOBALE

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 169 267

PROSPEX BVBA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 328 104

ESSRG KFT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 79 718

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 198 344

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION ECOLOGICA Y APLICACIONES FORESTALES

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 134 182

UNIVERSITAET KASSEL

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 290 454

MENDELOVA UNIVERZITA V BRNE

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 142 502

PANEPISTIMIO AIGAIOU

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 140 544

TINCH ROBERT ROSS TEMPLETON

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 88 366

SERI NACHHALTIGKEITSFORSCHUNGS UND-KOMMUNIKATIONS GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 204 000

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 329 922

LUNDS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 168 928

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 181 666

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 144 364

INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN AGRICULTURE CHINESE ACADEMY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES

China

EU Contribution

€ 37 800

UNIVERSITY OF THE SUNSHINE COAST

Australia

Victoria University

Australia

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 244031

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2010

  • End date

    31 October 2013

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 162 643,40

  • EU contribution

    € 3 149 644

Coordinated by:

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom