Upscaling the Impacts of Climate Change in Different Sectors and Adaptation Strategies

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  • Laurens Bouwer, Deltares (Delft), Netherlands, Netherlands
  • Alessio Capriolo, Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA), Italy
  • Aline Chiabai, Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), Spain, Spain
  • Sebastian Foudi, Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), Spain, Spain
  • Luis Garote, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain, Spain
  • Zuzana Harmackova, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic, Czech Republic
  • Ana Iglesias, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain, Spain
  • Ad Jeuken, Deltares (Delft), Netherlands, Netherlands
  • Marta Olazabal, Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), Spain, Spain
  • Joseph Spadaro, Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), Spain, Spain
  • Timothy Taylor, University of Exeter Medical School, University of Exeter, Exeter EX1 2LU, UK., United Kingdom
  • Marianne Zandersen
This chapter aims to provide up-to-date quantitative estimates of the costs and benefits related to adaptation strategies for different sectors in Europe. This is done by critically evaluating modeling frameworks and contexts applied to adaptation and by describing new developments achieved in sectoral assessment models (water, agriculture, ecosystems, and health). Robust methodologies have been applied to deal with uncertainty and an advanced discussion is included on the challenges learnt to better address the upscaling issue from bottom-up adaptation processes. Costs and benefits are explored with respect to present and future climate scenarios, different socioeconomic development pathways and different adaptation strategies. In all models, the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways 2 (“middle of the road”), 3 (“fragmented world”), and 5 (“market-driven development”) are considered for comparative assessment as well as the climate scenarios according to remote concentration pathway 4.5 (average climate change) and 8.5 (high climate change) at 2050 (also see Chapter 2: Storylines and Pathways for Adaptation in Europe).
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 pages66
PublisherElsevier
Publication year23 Mar 2018
Edition1st Edition
Pages173-243
Chapter4
ISBN (print)9780128498873
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Mar 2018

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