Storylines and Pathways for Adaptation in Europe,

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  • Mikael Hilden, Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), Finland
  • Ad Jeuken, Deltares (Delft), Netherlands, Netherlands
  • Marianne Zandersen
This chapter focuses on how one can place climate change and adaptation actions in a wider context of societal change. It examines ways of conceptualizing the societal context for adaptation actions and illustrates how it plays out in different regions and substance areas in Europe and how this information can be used in reflecting on possibilities for adaptation at different levels. It places adaptation to climate change in the frame of Representative Concentration Pathways and Shared Socioeconomic Pathways, taking into account regional differences within Europe. The adaptation pathways are used as a central concept that helps to understand the range of available actions and the sequence of actions that can be taken under different scenarios of climate change and societal development. The chapter stresses the need to broadly understand the factors that affect adaptation challenges and that determine what one needs to consider in outlining future adaptation action.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdapting to Climate Change in Europe : Exploring Sustainable Pathways - From Local Measures to Wider Policies
EditorsHans Sanderson, Mikael Hildén, Duncan Russel, Gil Penha-Lopes, Alessio Capriolo
Number of pages40
PublisherElsevier
Publication year23 Mar 2018
Edition1st Edition
Pages7-47
Chapter2
ISBN (print)9780128498873
Publication statusPublished - 23 Mar 2018

    Research areas

  • Representative Concentration Pathways, Shared Socioeconomic Pathways, adaptation pathways, incremental adaptation , transformational adaptation

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