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[CIRCLE-2] workshop "Cross-sectoral Vulnerability, Risk and Economic Assessments of Climate Change Impacts – What is needed for adaptation strategies?" - Presentations and Report now available

Last February 11, it was held in Berlin a workshop that aimed investigating the different needs of the political adaptation process in comparison to the different methodological approaches for comparing and assessing climate change impacts across sectors. The presentations are now available.

More information about the workshop HERE.


The workshop Proceedings HERE




08:15 – 09:00                  Registration / Tea or coffee on arrival


MORNING:               09:00 – 12:45

                                 Duration: 3,75h / Moderation: Markus Leitner, EAA


09:00 – 09:10                  Welcome Addresses

Susanne Hempen – Ministry of the Environment, Germany

09:10 – 09:30                  Scope of the day and objectives

Inke Schauser (UBA Germany),  Martin König (EAA Austria) and Pamela Köllner (FOEN                                        Switzerland) - PRESENTATION


09:30 – 10:30                  potentials and limitations of cross-sectoral vulnerability, risk and economic assessments for comparing and priorising adaption needs


                                            The science perspective: What can policy makers expect from cross-sectoral impact-based assessments? Which methods are promising for which purposes? What methods are useful to compare and priories vulnerabilities and risks across sectors?  What are the main knowledge gaps, data lacks and methodological pitfalls?


Paul Watkiss – ClimateCost and IMPACT2C: What are the limitations of costing climate change and how does policy take up the monetary results? - PRESENTATION

Pam Berry – ClimSave and the Integrated Assessment approach on assessing vulnerability – Will it help policy makers to prioritize adaptation needs? - PRESENTATION


10:30-10:45                     Coffee Break



10:45-12:45                     Experiences with using vulnerability, risk and economic assessments in the Adaptation Process                                                                                             

The policy/user perspective: What information is needed at the different policy scales for decisions on cross-sectoral adaptation priorities?  How and for which purpose are the scientific results of these assessments used in the adaptation process? How are these scientific results used to set adaptation priorities?


Hans-Martin Füssel (EEA) Cross-sectoral climate change assessments at European level: Relevance for EU Adaptation Policy - PRESENTATION

Roger Street (UKCIP) UK experiences with using the CCRA - PRESENTATION

Pamela Köllner (FOEN Switzerland) Climate-related risks in Switzerland: Experiences and challenges  - PRESENTATION

Stefan Gray (EPA Ireland) - Problems of scale in vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning - PRESENTATION

Martin König (EAA Austria), Clemens Hasse (UBA Germany), Birgit Bednar-Friedl (Uni Graz) Shaping national adaptation with economic tools and assessments: For which fields of adaptation action could it work and at which scale? - PRESENTATION

Short statements from other countries



12:45-13:45                     Lunch Break




AFTERNOON:           13:45 – 16:15

                                 Duration: 2,5h / Moderation: Markus Leitner, EAA


13:45-14:45                     Dealing with the Science-Policy Gap

                                 Why is there the gap between political expectations and scientific possibilities? What is needed to close the gap or how can we deal with it? How can existing results be used to induce adaptation actions?


                                            Breakout group 1: What would be useful from the science perspective?

                                            Breakout group 2: What would be useful from the policy perspective?


14:45-15:00                     Coffee Break


15:00-15:45                     Presentation from the breakout groups and filling of ‘conceptual storage’ for further proceedings