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

09.11.17

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

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


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News

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...


08.06.17

Green investment and coordination failure: An investors' perspective

The goal to keep global warming well below 2°C can only be achieved if private investors shift...


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