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Methodology for Effective Decision-making on Impacts and AdaptaTION (MEDIATION)

Methodology for Effective Decision-making on Impacts and AdaptaTION (MEDIATION)

Objective

Assessment of climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation requires a combination of generic and context-specific knowledge. Currently, the availability of such knowledge in Europe is fragmented and incomplete. MEDIATION addresses this challenge through six activities: (i) analysis of the decision-making context; (ii) inventory, review and improvement of methods and metrics for impacts and vulnerability analysis; (iii) likewise for costing of impacts and adaptation options; (iv) development of an overarching integrated methodology; (v) development of a flexible, interactive common platform for knowledge sharing; and (vi) dissemination of this knowledge and training. The components of the project will be connected in an iterative fashion, using case studies which combine selected regional, sectoral and cross-sectoral characteristics and policy questions. The consortium combines eleven top European scientific institutions with a high reputation and long experience in impacts, vulnerability and adaptation research and assessment. They represent different regions in Europe with contrasting vulnerabilities, cover the wide array of disciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge required to assess sectoral and cross-sectoral vulnerabilities, already participate in numerous related European and national research programmes, and have extensive expertise in science-policy interactions. The project will establish an Advisory Group of key international scientific experts and climate change policy makers to strengthen the scientific basis of the project as well as the policy relevance. In addition to scientific innovation, MEDIATION aims at supporting national and international policy development through targeted interactions, including the UNFCCC process (notably the Nairobi Work Programme), and the EU White Paper process, the latter by systematically addressing the components of the 3rd pillar of the EU Green Paper related to knowledge development and sharing.
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Coordinator

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Address

Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 Pb Wageningen

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 572 978

Administrative Contact

Nies Springer (Ms.)

Participants (10)

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INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 387 655

GCF - GLOBAL CLIMATE FORUM EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 307 039

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 282 972

POTSDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 304 575

REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER FOR CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE -REC

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 158 785

SEI OXFORD OFFICE LIMITED*STOCKHOLMENVIRONMENT INSTITUTE OXFORD OFFICE SEI LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 357 020

SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 228 246

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 153 378

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 141 975

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 248 121

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 244012

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2010

  • End date

    30 June 2013

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 050 579,40

  • EU contribution

    € 3 142 744

Coordinated by:

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands