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Memorias de investigación
Research Project:
BASE: Bottom-up Climate Adaptation Strategies towards a Sustainable Europe
Year:2012
Research Areas
Information
Abstract
Climate change can disrupt ecological, social and economic systems, with some regions and sectors suffering significantly. Therefore, adaptation plays a paramount role in responding to climate change. Progress has been made, but there are still important obstacles. Knowledge of the benefits and costs of adaptation is sparse, unsystematic and unevenly distributed across sectors and countries. Planning suffers from substantial uncertainties in terms of precise impacts. It is also difficult to reconcile the bottom-up nature of adaptation with top-down strategic policy making on adaptation. To address these challenges BASE will: Improve adaptation knowledge availability, integration and utilization. Case studies will be used to understand facilitators of, and barriers to, adaptation. Over 20 cases have been selected to cover the diversity of adaptation, simultaneously paying attention to the need for generalization and comparability. The gap between top-down strategic assessments of costs and benefits and empirical context-sensitive bottom-up analyses will be bridged using novel combinations of models and qualitative analyses. Promote and strengthen stakeholder participation in adaptation. BASE will support stakeholder involvement through novel participatory and co-design techniques. Successful bottom-up initiatives will be studied, and the use of knowledge, two-way learning, the role of social media and other awareness raising methods and tools will be explored. Support coherent, multi-level, multi-sector integrated adaptation policies. BASE will provide policy guidelines by integrating lessons from past experiences, case studies, insights provided by modelling and stakeholder participation. Issues of multilevel, cross sectoral and inter-temporal governance that are presently weakly tackled will be highlighted. Potential conflicts and synergies of adaptation with other important policies will be explored to overcome constraints caused by context-related inertias.
International
Si
Project type
Proyectos y convenios en convocatorias públicas competitivas
Company
Comisión Europea
Entity Nationality
BELGICA
Entity size
Grande
Granting date
08/10/2012
Participants
  • Participante: Silvestre García de Jalón González del Tánago (UPM)
  • Participante: Vicente Sotes Ruiz (UPM)
  • Participante: Luis Maria Garrote De Marcos (UPM)
  • Participante: Esperanza Luque Merelo (UPM)
  • Participante: Alvaro Francisco Sordo Ward (UPM)
  • Participante: Alfredo Granados Garcia (UPM)
  • Participante: Pedro Iglesias Picazo (UPM)
  • Participante: Berta Sánchez Fernández (UPM)
  • Director: Ana Luisa Iglesias Picazo (UPM)
  • Participante: Fco. Javier Martin Carrasco (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Estudios e Investigación para la Gestión de Riesgos Agrarios Medioambientales (CEIGRAM)
  • Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Investigación en Viticultura
  • Departamento: Producción Vegetal: Fitotecnia
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