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[CIRCLE-2] JI UNCERT: Workshop on Uncertainty and Climate Change Adaptation

8-9 November, 2012

Agenda & Documents 


Day 1 Day 2

Joint Initiative on Climate Uncertainties | Tiago C Lourenço (FFCUL) and Ana Rovisco (FFCUL)

Workshop goals | Arthur Petersen (PBL)

Panel 1: Scenarios and adaptive policy making

Panel 2: Dealing with uncertainty in decision support tools
Panel 3: Typologies and communication of uncertainty


Panel 3: Typologies and communication of uncertainty (cont.)

  •  Mainstreaming uncertainty in DRR / CCA capacity development | Peter van der Keur
  •  Evaluating uncertainty in a multi-sectoral, climate change impacts and adaptation assessment in Europe | Paula Harrison | Mark Rounsevell
Panel 4: Empirical analysis of decision making under uncertainty
  • Engaging abundance in the Dutch delta | Arjen Zegwaard
  • Handling uncertainty in climate change risk governance adaptation networks | Manuel Gottschick
  • Managing uncertainties in climate change adaptation: The case of flood and coastal erosion risk management | Christian Kuhlicke
Panel 5: Evaluation of decision making approaches



Workshop dynamics

Participation was open to all actors (e.g., scientific and communication experts; policy analysts; decision-makers; modellers; economists; etc.) working in the field of uncertainties in climate and climate change adaptation. In order to take part in the workshop, participants had to submit an abstract. After submission, abstracts were analysed and selected by the Workshop scientific committee[1]. Selected authors were  invited to present a full paper to be discussed in Lisbon during November 8th and 9th of 2012.  Selected papers will be part of a Special Issue which was submitted to Climatic Change on April 2013. After the workshop, participants were e-mailed a questionnaire in order to evaluate if their expectations had been met. The results are available in the section above.



The Workshop was conducted in English and was held in the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, in Lisbon, Portugal. There was no registration fee. Any questions associated with this process should be addressed to Ana Rovisco



[1] Suraje Dessai (Leeds University), Tiago Capela Lourenço (CCIAM - FFCUL), Richard Moss (Maryland University), Arthur Petersen (PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency) and Ana Rovisco (CCIAM - FFCUL).