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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.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2009-1
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Coordinator

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Netherlands

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nies Springer (Ms.)
EU contribution
€ 572 978

Participants (10)

INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE
Austria
EU contribution
€ 387 655
Address
Schlossplatz 1
2361 Laxenburg

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Monica Manchanda (Ms.)
GCF - GLOBAL CLIMATE FORUM EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 307 039
Address
Neue Promenade 6
10178 Berlin

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Elke Henning (Ms.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 282 972
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kris Engelen (Mr.)
POTSDAM-INSTITUT FUR KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 304 575
Address
Telegrafenberg A31
14473 Potsdam

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ziche Susanne (Ms.)
REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER FOR CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE -REC
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 158 785
Address
Ady Endre Ut 9-11
2000 Szentendre

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Zoltán Erdélyi (Mr.)
SEI OXFORD OFFICE LIMITED*STOCKHOLMENVIRONMENT INSTITUTE OXFORD OFFICE SEI LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 357 020
Address
Banbury Road 266
OX2 7DL Oxford

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Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Sukaina Bharwani (Dr.)
SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 228 246
Address
Latokartanonkaari 11
00790 Helsinki

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Aila Riihentaus (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 153 378
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marco Bindi (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 141 975
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gonzalo León (Prof.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 248 121
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ingeborg Oude Lansink (Ms.)