SENSE Research Cluster IX: Managing global and climate change; adaptation strategies
There is an urgent need for the development of long term strategies to combat climate change. After a long period where mitigation policies got most attention, there is a demand now to bring adaptation policies on equal footing. This is especially true for vulnerable areas like river basins, river deltas and coastal areas. With a focus on climate adaptation, participants in this cluster develop and assess adaptation policies in the Netherlands and internationally.
This research field is fully embedded in societal developments. Research on adaptation policies, that integrates spatial analysis, economic analysis and policy instruments, has a high scientific complexity. The application of risk management requires special attention for a proper communication with stakeholders. Participants in this SENSE Research Cluster strive for scientific excellence, combined with clear societal communication.
Featuring subjects, mechanisms and methods that are being developed and applied in this SENSE Research Cluster are, for example:
the costs and benefits of adaptation scenarios
difference in strategies for a steady climate change versus a abrupt climate change
future water management in river basins and coastal areas
the influence of global change on human health.
We welcome experts in managing climate change at the global level to participate in this research cluster to exchange knowledge and stimulate new innovative developments (if you are not a member of the SENSE Research School but involved with this subject, then you are still welcome to enroll and participate in this research cluster).
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