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Overview of Costs and Benefits of Adaptation at the National and Regional Scale

The published OECD-report "Climate Change Risks and Adaptation: Linking Policy and Economics" sets out how the latest economic evidence and tools can enable better policy making for adaptation. Scientists from Ecologic Institute con-tributed to the chapter on the costs and benefits of adaptation on the national and regional scale.Read more

Cultural Dynamics of Adaptation to Climate Change

An Example from the East Coast of the US
It is widely recognized that national or regional efforts to restrict the damage of climate change are insufficient and hence that environmental and climate protection needs a global concept. Paradoxically, the way environmental and climate change is perceived and damage is handled is linked to local and regional patterns of perceptions. Dr. Grit Martinez from Ecologic Institute and Prof. Michael Paolisso from the University of Maryland investigate the ways local knowledge and the values of major cultural groups shape understanding and perceptions of climate change risks, and in turn the consequences of that cultural knowledge in terms of vulnerability, adaptation and resilience. Read more

Green Infrastructure: A Bridging Concept Between Biodiversity Conservation and the Green Economy

In the book chapter "Green infrastructure: a bridging concept between biodiversity conservation and the Green Economy", Timo Kaphengst, McKenna Davis and Sandra Naumann of Ecologic Institute examine how the concept of green infrastructure (GI) matches with the most fundamental elements of the green economy, paying particular attention to the enhancement of "natural capital" and fostering of green and social innovation outside of protected areas. The ecosystem services approach is utilized as a bridging concept between the human and natural spheres, highlighting the extent to which GI is suitable for supporting the functionality of ecosystems and their provisioning of services for humans. The theoretical analysis is underpinned with empirical evidence from research in the field of GI within Europe and previous projects completed by Ecologic Institute.Read more

Climate Science and Communication for the Baltic Sea Region

How do Scientist and Political Decision Makers Estimate Climate Change in the Baltic Sea Region?
The BACC II (Second Assessment of Climate Change for the Baltic Sea basin) is an updated assessment of ongoing climate variations in the Baltic Basin for the period 2009-2014. The book is an update of the first BACC assessment, published in 2008, and offers new and updated scientific findings in regional climate research for the Baltic Sea basin. The evidence collected and presented in BACC II shows that the regional climate has already started to change and this is expected to continue. Dr. Grit Martinez from Ecologic Institute is co-author of the article 'Climate Science and Communication for the Baltic Sea Region'. BACC II is a project of the Baltic Earth research network and contributes to the World Climate Research Programme.Read more
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Water Abstraction Charges and Compensation Payments in Baden-Württemberg (Germany)

Möller-Gulland, Jennifer et.al. et. al. 2015: Water Abstraction Charges and Compensation Payments in Baden-Württemberg (Germany). In: Lago, M., Mysiak, J., Gómez, C.M., Delacámara, G., Maziotis, A. (Eds.): Use of Economic Instruments in Water Policy. Insights from International Experience. Heidelberg: Springer International Publishing.Read more
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Defining and Assessing Economic Policy Instruments for Sustainable Water Management

Lago, Manuel et. al. 2015: Defining and Assessing Economic Policy Instruments for Sustainable Water Management. In: Lago, M., Mysiak, J., Gómez, C.M., Delacámara, G., Maziotis, A. (Eds.): Use of Economic Instruments in Water Policy. Insights from International Experience. Heidelberg: Springer International Publishing.Read more

Der Blick über den Tellerrand

Internationale Beispiele der Klimaanpassung
What makes adaptation measures successful, and how can they be used as good examples? In his recent article "The view beyond the horizon – International examples of climate adaptation", Dr. Nico Stelljes aims to answer this question using different success factors for the classification of good examples of adaptation to climate change, presenting five examples of adaptation measures. The article was published in the seventh volume of the OEKOM series 'Climate Change within Regions'.Read more

RISC-KIT: Resilience-Increasing Strategies for Coasts – toolKIT

Van Dongeren, A., Ciavola, P., Viavattene, C., De Kleermaeker, S., Martinez, G., Ferreira, O., Costa C., R. McCall, 2014. RISC-KIT: Resilience-Increasing Strategies for Coasts–toolkit. In: Green, A.N. and Cooper, J.A.G. (eds.), Proceedings 13th International Coastal Symposium (Durban, South Africa), Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 70, pp. 366–371, ISSN 0749-0208....Read more

Tradeable Permits in Water Resource Protection and Management

A Review of Experience and Lessons Learned
Kraemer, R. Andreas; Eduard Interwies and Eleftheria Kampa 2002: "Tradeable Permits in Waterresource Protection and Management - A Review of Experience and Lessons Learned", in: OECD (ed.): Implementing Domestic Tradable Permits: Recent Developments and Future Challenges. Paris: OECD, 227-268.Read more

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