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CIRCLE-2 SHARE Workshop “Costs of Inaction and benefits of adaptation” - Presentations now available

On the 29 of January, CIRCLE-2 organized a workshop with the objective of share knowledge and experience gained related to “Costs of Inaction and benefits of adaptation” (e.g. regional disaggregated bottom-up versus top-down approach) to support of climate change adaptation policy, identification of research needs and opportunities for joint research. The presentations are now available.


08:15 – 08:45                  Registration / Tea or coffee on arrival


MORNING:               08:45 – 12:00

                                 Duration: 3,25h / Moderation: Roger Street, Technical Director UKCIP


08:45 – 09:15                  Welcome Addresses

Michael STAUDINGER – Director Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics

Karl KIENZL – Deputy Managing Director Environment Agency Austria


09:15 – 09:30                  Scope of the day and objectives



09:30 – 10:45                  Costs of Inaction

Initial statement: What do we regard as inaction? The role of autonomous adaptation and anticipatory adaptation policy

Paul WATKISS The costs of climate change in Europe - Results from ClimateCost and PESETA projects (University of Oxford, UK). -PRESENTATION

Klaus RADUNSKY/Reinhard MECHLER - The special role of extreme events for cost assessments (Environment Agency Austria / International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis - IIASA, Austria). - PRESENTATION

Roland HOHMANN – Costs of Climate Change in Switzerland w/ and w/o adaptation based on CGE modelling: lessons learnt (Federal Office for the Environment, Switzerland) - PRESENTATION

10:45-11:15                     Coffee Break


11:15-12:30                     What we measure is what we get – approaches for the assessment of climate costs


Reimund SCHWARZE How will Europe look alike with the political 2°C warming target? The Impact2C approach (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ) - PRESENTATION - PRESENTATION


Jenny TRÖLTZSCH – Cost-Benefit evaluation of adaptation measures in Germany: lessons learnt (Ecologic Institute, Germany)  - PRESENTATION


Karl STEININGER/Martin KÖNIG Changing society/changing climate – dynamic asset exposure and economic activities: The COIN approach for Austria (Wegener Centre for Climate and Global Change/Environment Agency Austria) - PRESENTATION


12:30-13:45                     Lunch Break


AFTERNOON:           13:45 – 16:15

                                 Duration: 2,5h / Moderation: Birgit Bednar-Friedl, Wegener Centre & Carin Nilsson, SHMI


13:45-15:15                     Policy Maker’s cost information Requirements

Alexander FERSTL – Which climate cost information is needed at EU level and what does it mean for implementing adaptation measures? (European Commission DG CLIMA) - PRESENTATION


José Gabriel DELGADO JIMÉNEZ  Which climate cost information is needed at national (Austrian) level? (Federal Ministry of Environment/Federal Ministry of Finance) 


Roger STREET – Experiences with national climate cost assessments and their applicability for adaptation policy (UKCIP) - PRESENTATION


15:15-15:45                     Matchmaking Research and Policy requirements: Discussion on Opportunities, limits and constraints of Climate Cost Assessments- PRESENTATION


15:45-16:15                     Wrap-Up and Planning of Follow-Up Workshop

Workshop Report - Download it here