SC 9.13 Adapting scientific methodologies – how to compare and evaluate case studies as well as integrate and upscale data and

Thursday 12 May, 13.45 – 15.30, Diamond Room II

Climate change adaptation happens mainly at the local level but it is often governed and supported by regional, national/federal, and also international (e.g. in Europe) strategies and policies. To improve governance at all levels this session shares knowledge and experience from a diversity of 23 European case studies. The first presentation focuses on the process of designing and implementing a comparative and integrative research methodology. The second presents a multipurpose guide for adaptation based on a world survey, while the last one highlights improved processes of upscaling local adaptation relevant information for better policy and decision-making.

Organised by Filipe Duarte Santos, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Partners University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Germany
Deltares, the Netherlands
Chair Filipe Alves, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Rapporteur Filipe Alves, University of Lisbon, Portugal

BASE methodology framework for 23 case studies
Gil Penha-Lopes, University of Lisbon, Portugal

BECCA – a multi-purpose guide and evaluation tool for adaptation
Jenny Trolzsch, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Germany

Upscaling adaptation economics: challenges and successes
Ad Jeuken, Deltares, the Netherlands