Bottom up Adaptation Strategies for a Sustainable Europe


Experiences in bottom-up adaptation approaches in Europe and beyond

This report takes stock of adaptation planning and measures to date in Europe and globally. The report provides a general assessment of 136 selected case studies focusing on aspects including types of measure, stakeholder groups involved, sectors, decision support tools (participatory and economic), and funding sources. A further nine case studies are then explored in more detail in regard to measure selection and methods.

Uncertainty analysis in integrated assessment modelling

This report is divided into two parts: Firstly, this report proposes a specific method to incorporate different levels of uncertainty related to climate change sciences in the WITCH integrated assessment model. Secondly, this report develops and tests a method to investigate spatial differences in climate change impacts on agriculture in terms of land use changes.  The deliverable describes the methodology followed to develop an integrated modelling framework (SARA) that will allow for an integrated analysis of adaptation pathways within the BASE project.


Knowledge use, knowledge needs and policy integration in Member States

This report produces a comparative analysis of national adaptation strategies in a selected sample of EU Member States. It is split into 3 analytical parts. Part 1 explores the architecture of adaptation policy in different EU Member States through the lens of policy coordination, including knowledge sharing, and explores the tension between top-down and bottom-up approaches. Part 2 compares the climate policy integration rationale underpinning national adaptation strategies to examine conceptual differences between climate policy integration and climate adaptation policy integration.

BASE Evaluation Criteria for Climate Adaptation (BECCA)

The aim of this report is to develop the BASE Evaluation Criteria for Climate Adaptation (BECCA). It is a framework and criteria set that can be used to evaluate the implementation of adaptation policies and measures. It is based on existing frameworks and criteria sets for evaluating climate adaptation conducted at international and EU, Member States, sub-national and local level. BECCA was ‘road-tested’ with the BASE WP5 case studies and, on the basis of their feedback, developed recommendation how and for which contexts BECCA can be used.


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Climate change, impact and adaptation scenarios for case studies

This report, structured in three chapters, provides an in-depth review of BASE case studies, including baseline climate change, impact and adaptation scenarios.
Using data from the Case Study Living Document (CSLD) and from the updated climatic and socio-economic models, as well as preliminary results from case study research, chapters report and discuss the state of adaptation planning in different countries and case study groups.


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