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Climate Adaptation Research Agenda (CARA)

2012-03-12

Introduction

The aim of Climate Adaptation Research Agenda (CARA) is to provide European, national and sub-national actors involved in climate adaptation research with a common independent strategic view from CIRCLE-2 partners and contributing partners. CARA will display Areas of Interest of CIRCLE-2 partners and contributing partners that will be deeper assessed and used for future collaboration in CCIVA research across Europe (and beyond). [READ MORE]

Areas of Interest: the Concept

Areas of interest represent a clear indication to decision-makers and scientific communities across Europe of what are - in CIRCLE-2 partner and contributing partner perspective - the necessary adaptation related areas where substantial support to knowledge production should be placed upon during the next decade and probably beyond. [READ MORE]

Current Areas of Interest

This section depicts the identified areas of interest for climate adaption research that should be pursued in the coming years (possibly decades) and the main lines of evidence supporting the need for additional efforts in these areas.

Each area of interest does not represent a hermetic compartment of climate research (or policy), but rather should be considered as a "cluster" of research topics and activities that are, in CIRCLE-2's view, necessary to drive European knowledge on climate adaptation.

 

Mountain Research

Uncertainties

Adaptation Strategies

Mountains are an important part of the global system. Because of their vertical extent, climate varies with elevation and thus differs from those in adjacent lowland areas. [READ MORE]

Projections of future climate change and associated impacts are riddled with uncertainties representing challenges at all levels of policy- and decision-making. [READ MORE]

It is reasonable to state that adaptation to climate change is currently at the top of the agenda of many governments across the world and will be regarded as a European and national necessity over the coming years and decades. [READ MORE

Water Manag. in Coastal Areas    

 

Forest Fires

 

Coastal areas are acknowledged to be among the most dynamic and complex multi-function ecosystems, providing a range of services useful to human and economic well-being. [READ MORE]     

Total forestland in the Mediterranean region occupies around 10% of the region's whole land. Among possible forest disturbances, fires are perhaps the most threatening for Mediterranean forests. [READ MORE]       

 

 

Potential Areas of Interest

In the CIRCLE-2 community, there are several areas of interest expressed by some partners individually or identify as a Climate Adaptation Knowledge gap or priority in the European landscape.

The "potential areas of interest" is a dynamic process that will be developed during the CIRCLE-2 live time. When one of these areas will be of interest from 3 or more CIRCLE-2 partners, the area becomes a "current area of interest".

The current potential areas of interest are:

ADAPTATION KNOWLEDGE TRANSFERENCE

HUMAN HEALTH

 

CLIMATE DRIVEN MIGRATIONS

 

CLIMATE ADAPTATION SERVICES

 

THRESHOLDS, TIPPING POINTS AND NON-LINEAR RESPONSES

COASTAL URBAN AREAS

 

ADAPTATION ECONOMICS

 

FOREST UNDER CLIMATE CHANGE

MARINE ENVIRONMENTS

RESPONSE TO EXTREME WATER-RELATED EVENTS

SYNERGIES AND TRADE-OFFS BETWEEN ADAPTATION AND MITIGATION

ADAPTATION KNOWLEDGE GAPS (THEORY/PRACTICE)

ADAPTATION GOVERNANCE

ADAPTATION, TRANSITION AND SOCIETAL TRANSFORMATION

FRESHWATER SYSTEMS

 

 

ECOSYSTEMS AND BIODIVERSITY