Unpacking climate impact CHAINs. A new generation of action- and user-oriented climate change risk assessments
UNCHAIN aims at further developing a practical and manageable climate change risk assessment framework based on the concept of Impact Chains. UNCHAIN will address, support and integrate a broad array of stakeholders. Its audiences are local authorities, private businesses, private home owners, and sub-national and national authorities in their capacity of supporting and facilitating local policy-making.
This project will further develop the approach by introducing six methodological innovations:1. to cover also the possible need for long-term and large-scale efforts of societal transformation 2. to refine a structured method of co-production of knowledge and integrate this into impact modelling 3. to develop and test an applicable framework for analysing how societal change can affect local climate change vulnerabilities 4. to develop and test a standardized analytical framework for addressing uncertainties involved in local decision-making on climate change adaptation. 5. to include the trans-national impacts of climate change 6. to link mitigation and adaptation in climate risk and vulnerability assessments.
Carlo holds a master in Nature conservation from the Agricultural University of Norway and PhD at the University of Aalborg. He has been working at WNRI since 1990. From 2012 to 2014 Carlo acted as a visiting professor in Sustainable Development at Aarhus University Herning, Denmark, and from 2016 and onwards he has acted as professor II in Sustainable Development at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences. Carlo has worked with a number of large research projects funded by the Norwegian Research Council as well as international EU financed projects and leads the newly established Norwegian Research Centre on Sustainable Climate Change Adaptation (Noradapt).
At the core of the project are 11 different cases in the 7 countries. The Norwegian cases concerns climate risk for the agriculture sector in Klepp municipality, regional climate analysis in Rogaland, and fish farming in Northern Norway. Other case studies address climate risk in connection with train infrastructure in the Netherlands, water hazards in Sweden, business along the Rhine in Germany, critical infrastructure in Germany, and southern tourism in Balearic Islands in Spain.
French National Research Agency
The Research Council of Norway
Austrian Research Promotion Agency
Dutch Research Council
Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning
Agencia Estatal de Investigación
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research
The Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research
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Assessment of Cross(X) - sectoral climate Impacts and pathways for Sustainable transformation
The ERA-NET Consortium AXIS (Assessment of Cross(X) - sectoral climate Impacts and pathways for Sustainable transformation) aims to promote cross-boundary, cross-community research with the overall goal to improve coherence, integration and robustness of climate impact research and connect it to societal needs. To this effect, AXIS aims to overcome boundaries between science communities through inter- or transdisciplinary research projects.
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