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RESPONSES European responses to climate change: deep emissions reductions and mainstreaming of mitigation and adaptation


Description:

The objective of the RESPONSES project is to identify and assess integrated EU climate-change policy responses that achieve ambitious mitigation and environmental targets and, at the same time, reduce the Union's vulnerability to inevitable climate-change impacts.
The sub-objectives of the project are:

  • To develop a set of global low emission scenarios, differentiated by key countries
  • To develop an appropriate research protocol that builds on a portfolio of policy assessment tools
  • To develop and assess strategies for integrating mitigation and adaptation to climate impacts into existing EU policies
  • To identify key synergies, trade-offs and conflicts between mitigation and adaptation, based on evidence from case-studies, in order to identify opportunities for future EU strategies and policy measures
  • To disseminate and communicate research results effectively to policy makers.

Research outputs will be of direct relevance to the IPCC and to post-2012 international negotiations, as well as supporting implementation of the EU White Paper on Adaptation.

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Lead

IVM - Institute for Environmental Studie, VU University Amsterdam (NL) Frank Berkhout

Partners

* Institute of Policy and Management, Chinese Acadamy of Sciences (CN), Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung der Andewandten Forschung E.V. (DE), Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigationes Cientificas (ES), Internationales Institut fuer Angewandte Systemanalyse (AT), University of East Anglia (UK), Commission of the European Communities – Directorate General Joint Research Centre – JRC (BE), The Energy and Resources Institute (IN), Ministerie van Volkshuistvesting, Ruimtelijke Ordening en Milieubeheer (NL)

Source of funding

FP 7

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