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ECONADAPT : The economics of climate change adaptation


The objectives are to build the knowledge base on the economics of adaptation to climate change and to convert this into practical information for decision makers, in order to help support adaptation planning. It focuses on key methodological issues and will closely work with policy makers to co-develop analysis and outputs, and to ensure that the research is grounded in practice.

The research aims to:

  • Focus on user needs, to identify research gaps and priorities;
  • Embed the economic assessment of adaptation within a framework of existing policy analysis, emerging policy developments and other socio?economic trends;
  • Derive the economic assessments of adaptation and apply the methods and data into decision contexts where the economic costs and benefits of adaptation will be significant.


Project information

Dr Alistair Hunt, University of Bath

1. University of Bath, UK; 

2. Ecologic Institut, Germany; 

3. BC3 Basque Centre for Climate Change - Klima Aldaketa Ikergai, Spain; 

4. Internationales Institut fuer Angewandte Systemanalyse, Austria; 

5. Stichting VU-VUMC, Netherlands; 

6. Potsdam Institut fuer Klimafolgenforschung, Germany; 

7. Agricultural University of Athens, Greece; 

8. Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut, Denmark; 

9. Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici, Italy; 

10. Wageningen Universiteit, Netherlands; 

11. University of East Anglia, UK; 

12. Paul Watkiss Associates Ltd, UK; 

13. Univerzita Karlova v Praze – Czech Republic; 

14. JRC -Joint Research Centre- European Commission; 

Source of funding
EU - FP7, grant agreement no 603906. DG Research & Innovation

Reference information



aggregation, cost-benefit analysis, economics, guidance, impact assessment, macro-economic, narratives, policy-led framework, project appraisal, resilience, scaling, scenario, transfer, uncertainty assessment


October 2013 to September 2016

Climate impacts

Extreme Temperatures, Water Scarcity


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


Agriculture, Disaster Risk Reduction, Urban

Geographic characterization


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