Bottom-up Climate Adaptation Strategies towards a Sustainable Europe


  • Ecologic Institute
  • Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FFCUL), Portugal
  • Centro Euro-Mediterraneo per i Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC), Italy
  • The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Germany
  • Exeter University, UK
  • Deltares (Delft), Netherlands
  • Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), Spain
  • Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)
  • Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale (ISPRA), Italy
  • Global Change Research Centre AS CR, Czech Republic
  • University of Leeds, UK
  • Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain
  • Danish Board of Technology, Denmark
See relations at Aarhus University
The project Bottom-up Climate Adaptation Strategies towards a Sustainable
Europe (BASE) is a four year FP7 research project that will focus on the key problems of adaptation strategies. It will do this by examining simultaneously the general policy at the EU and national level and actual activities at local and regional levels. This combination will provide new insights and knowledge support for adaptation strategy development processes. BASE will also provide baseline estimates of costs that can be avoided through adaptation, as well as analyses of no- or low-regrets costs for adaptation at sectorial, national, and EU level. Case studies will be clustered and made comparable across countries and in order to provide new empirical data that can be used and reanalysed in integrated assessment modelling. The aim is to test and analyse ways of bridging the gap between top-down and bottom-up approaches in evaluating adaptation policies and measures.
Financing sourceEU research programme (public)
Research programmeFP7 - ENV.2012.6.1-3: Strategies, costs and impacts of adaptation to climate change
Amount7,606,167.00 Euro
Approval year2012


  • adaptation to climate change, integrated assessment, bottom-up assessment, top-down assessment, Cost Benefit Analysis, Policy analysis, sociology



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