Assessments about the nature, rate, impacts and responses to climate change deal with change in coupled environmental-human systems. In making future projections of climate variability and change, mitigation and adaptation, assessments are therefore faced with making assumptions about the future social and economic changes, often over the long-term. In stand-alone assessments, the analyst will be free to develop appropriate, tailored scenarios. In complex cross-sectoral research programmes it is analytically useful to develop a set of common approaches and assumptions, which is one of the major objectives of this theme.
|IC02||Integral analysis of mitigation options within sectors and regions|
|IC03||National adaptation strategies|
|IC05||Cost-benefit analysis of adaptation and mitigation strategies|
|IC08||PRObing a method to Facilitate the Interactive Linking of Expert knowledge to Stakeholder assessment (PROFILES)|
|IC10||Communicating climate change: methods for revealing risks and opportunities|
|IC11||Socio-economic scenario's for climate change assessments|
|IC12||Institutions for adaptation: Is the Dutch insitutional structure capable of adapting to climate change?|