The objective was to discuss development of joint research opportunities on economics of climate change impacts and adaptation in a wider climate policy context. The workshop aimed at facilitating dialogue between the scientific community, policy makers and practitioners to identify concrete information and knowledge gaps that need to be addressed to usefully support policy development and decision making in the field of both, climate change adaptation and mitigation.
The workshop focused on concepts, methods and tools to analyze and assess in an integrated perspective the risks, damage, costs and returns of differential impacts and climate adaptation in their regional, sectoral and temporal distribution. It focused on the integration between top-down and bottom-up approaches in impacts and adaptation assessment, as well as the analysis of potential benefits of adaptation and synergies between adaptation and mitigation policies or other societal priorities.
The workshop aimed to provide an opportunity to analyze the role of economics in societal transformations towards climate-smart and climate-resilient societies in Europe. Based on its results guidance will be developed on relevant research gaps with regard to socio-economic methods that help evaluating climate policy options in the context of risks, uncertainties, trade-offs and feedbacks between both adaptation and mitigation and provide means to overcome institutional barriers to the implementation of robust climate policies.
The outcomes of the discussion will provide input into the development of possible future joint research funding activities to co-ordinate research efforts on climate change and climate change responses in Europe under the auspices of JPI Climate
Main topics for discussion were:
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Organizing and Advisory Committee
|Summary of findings from JPI Climate Venice 2014 Workshop|
JPI Climate Module 4, Thursday 15 January 2015
|Impacts and Adaptation Economics: A science perspective|
Carlo Carraro, (FEEM, CMCC), Thursday 13 November 2014
|Key issues, priorities and research gaps in the economics of the cost and benefits of climate change impacts and adaptation|
Francesco Bosello (CMCC, FEEM), Thursday 13 November 2014
|Mainstreaming adaptation considerations in EU Funds|
Marco Gemmer, EC, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, Thursday 13 November 2014
|National Funders Perspective – Climate Economics in a Policy Dialogue|
Gregor Laumann, PT-DLR, Thursday 13 November 2014
|Discussion: Economics of the Costs and Benefits of Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation|
Paul Watkiss, Thursday 13 November 2014