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ADAM : ADaptation And Mitigation strategies supporting European Climate Policy

Description:

ADAM supports the EU in the development of post-2012 global climate policies, the definition of European mitigation policies to reach its 2020 goals, and the emergence of new adaptation policies for Europe with special attention to the role of extreme weather events. The main impact of the ADAM project is to improve the quality and relevance of scientific and stakeholder contributions to the development and evaluation of climate change policy options within the European Commission. This will help the EU to deliver on its current medium-term climate policy objectives and help inform its development of a longer-term climate strategy. The core objectives of ADAM are: - To assess the extent to which existing climate policies can achieve a socially and economically tolerable transition to a world with a global climate no warmer than 2°C above pre-industrial levels. - To develop a portfolio of longer-term policy options that could contribute to the EU’s 2°C target and targets for adaptation. - To develop the requirements for climate change appraisal in different contexts to enhance the emergence of innovative mitigation and adaptation strategies. The ADAM work programme is structured around four overarching domains; -Scenarios -Adaptation -Mitigation -Policy Appraisal

Project information

Lead
Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research (UK)
Partners

Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research (UK), Autonomous University of Barcelona (ES), Centre for Energy Policy and Economics (CH), Centre for International Climate and Environmental Research (NO), Centre for European Policy Studies Centre for European Policy Studies (BE), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CN), The Cambridge Center for Climate Change Mitigation Research (UK), Corvinus University Budapest (HU), Joint Research Center (EU), EnerData (FR), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (CH), International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (AT), Lund University (SE), National Centre for Scientific Research, Energy and Environmental Policy Department (FR), National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (NL), Paul Scherrer Institute (CH), Polish Academy of Science (PL), Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (DE), Stockholm Environment Institute (SE/UK), The Energy and Resources Institute (IND), The Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (DE), The German Institute for Economic Research (DE), University of East Anglia (UK), University of Florence (IT), University of Maastricht (NL), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (NL), Wageningen University (NL)

Source of funding
FP 6

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Keywords

Adaptation, Extremes, Mitigation, Policy support, risk costs

Duration

2008/9/1-2011/8/31

Climate impacts

Droughts, Extreme Temperatures, Flooding

Elements

Sector Policies, Adaptation Measures and Actions, Observations and Scenarios, Adaptation Plans and Strategies, Vulnerability Assessment

Sectors

Agriculture, Buildings, Disaster Risk Reduction, Energy, Transport, Water management

Geographic characterization

Europe

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