Adaptation and Social Learning

Research Line Leader:
Jochen Hinkel

 

Goal:

Support climate change adaptation through the analysis of actors, networks, institutions, decisions, risks and opportunities involved in the process of adaptation.

 

Major finding:

  • Adaptation is a continuous learning process between actors and institutions at all levels of decision making.
  • In many cases adaptation involves collective action and overcoming social dilemma .
  • Advancing adaptation research needs a more precise and differentiated language than currently in use.
  • Coastal populations are threatened by both climate-induced sea-level as well as ongoing coastal development, urbanization and coastward migration.
  • On a global level, adapting to sea-level rise by building dikes is cheaper than the cost of inaction.

 

Funding agents:
European Commission and other sources.

 

Related projects:

  • Institutional Economics of Adaptation

Events

07.12.17

Second Conference on Financial Networks and Sustainability

This three-day conference (January 17-19, 2018), organized by FINEXUS (Center for Financial...


09.11.17

GCF @ COP23 in Bonn: discussing green growth and how to turn climate risks into opportunities (copy 1)

The Global Climate Forum e.V., the University of Zurich and IIASA, together with partners from...


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News

04.12.17

An Open Invitation to Participate in the GREEN-WIN Survey

A guiding element of the GREEN WIN Project is the Global Dialogue, which aims to produce shared...


22.09.17

GCF and the DOLFINS Consortium replied to the EU consultation on Sustainable Finance

The EU High-level expert group (HLEG) on Sustainable Finance has invited all citizens to provide...


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