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CCSP : Climate changes Spatial Planning


A major goal of the 2004-2011 programme "Climate changes Spatial Planning" was to enhance joint-learning between those to communities and people in practice within spatial planning. The programme aimed to generate internationally competitive scientific results and to provide a knowledge base that interactively supports practitioners on how to cope with climate change. The mission of the programme was to introduce climate change and climate variability as one of the guiding principles for spatial planning in the Netherlands. The programme recognised that the benefits of climate research arise from the application of its findings in land, water and nature management. The programme was centered around five main themes: climate scenarios, mitigation, adaptation, integration and communication. Projects were interactively designed to cover issues relevant to climate and spatial planning and for the sectors such as biodiversity and nature, agriculture, fisheries, fresh water, coastal areas, transport on land and water, sustainable energy production, business, finance and insurance and governmental strategies.

Project information

Wageningen University and Research centre (WUR); VU University Amsterdam;

The formation of a Consortium started in June 2000 with Wageningen University and Research centre, the Institute of Environmental Studies (VU University Amsterdam), KNMI, RIVM, the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). Consortium partners include more than 80 nationally and internationally recognized institutes.

Source of funding
National Government

Reference information



knowledge exchange, national research program



Climate impacts

Droughts, Extreme Temperatures, Flooding, Sea Level Rise


Adaptation Measures and Actions, Observations and Scenarios, Vulnerability Assessment


Agriculture, Biodiversity, Buildings, Coastal areas, Financial, Health, Transport, Water management

Geographic characterization


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