About this Research Topic
• To also cover the possible need for long-term and large-scale efforts of societal transformation;
• To refine a structured method of co-production of knowledge and integrate this into impact modelling;
• To develop and test an applicable framework for analyzing how societal change can affect local climate change vulnerabilities;
• To develop and test a standardized analytical framework for addressing uncertainties involved in local decision-making on climate change adaptation;
• To integrate the trans-national impacts of climate change; and,
• To link mitigation and adaptation in climate risk and vulnerability assessments.
The starting point for these innovations is the existing Impact Chain framework for analyzing climate risks (1).
The design of UNCHAIN is to develop, test, and evaluate new approaches to climate change risk analysis in 11 case studies (2):
• Case 1: Potential risk of loss of tourism comfort and destination attractiveness due to climate change;
• Case 2: Economic effects of adapting critical infrastructure;
• Case 3: Economic effects of adapting critical infrastructure (seaport and inland water transport);
• Case 4: Improving climate change impact assessments of open economies by beyond state-of-the-art economic modelling approaches;
• Case 5: Agricultural drought in the light of Climate Change;
• Case 6: Adapting to multiple water hazards in Sweden;
• Case 7: Securing sustainable food production in Northern Norway under the auspices of climatic changes;
• Case 8: Climate change impacts on financial investment portfolios and on railway infrastructure;
• Case 9: Sensibilities and vulnerabilities of small and medium enterprises in the Upper Rhine Region;
• Case 10: Improving knowledge and management of transboundary climate risks at city level; the example of Paris; and,
• Case 11: Regional knowledge base for local and transboundary climate risk analysis: the case of agriculture (Norway).
This Research Topic seeks contributions investigating the above cases in the form of Original Research, Methods, Review or Mini Review, and Policy Brief articles.
The Topic Editors AGS, CA, EMNANA declare that they are affiliated with the JPI Climate funded UNCHAIN project.
Keywords: Climate change, risk analysis, UNCHAIN Project, climate impacts
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