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Anpassung an den Klimawandel in Berg- und Küstenregionen

Ein transatlantischer Dialog

As the impacts of climate change become more immediate, adaptation to these changes is becoming a greater area of interest and concern among resource managers, planners, and other stakeholders at all scales. However, in spite of advancements in the scientific understanding of climate change, much progress is needed in developing, translating, and disseminating usable knowledge to inform both individual and collective actions, especially at local levels of decision making. As part of this, increased emphasis has been placed on fostering sustained engagement between research communities and users of climate information. Additionally, the documentation of case studies as well as the development of networks that include researchers, practitioners, decision-makers and stakeholders has been identified as helpful mechanisms to support a growing number of communities developing climate change adaptation strategies.

Working under the hypothesis that comparing these significant differences can help to identify transferable lessons useful for improving strategies for climate change response (adapting to climate change impacts and reducing emissions), we compared experiences in mountain and coastal areas, in the United States and Europe: In 2013, the Aspen Global Change Institute and the Climate Service Center in Hamburg, Germany, hosted two innovative workshops that brought together an international group of scientists, stakeholders, resource managers, and elected officials from six specific case regions:
•Bay of Kiel, Germany
•Grindelwald, Switzerland
•Virgen, Austria
•Roaring Fork Valley, Colorado, U.S.A.
•Chesapeake Bay, U.S.A.
•Outer Banks, North Carolina, U.S.A.

Projekt Factsheet Adaptation to climate change in Mountain & Coastal Areas: a transatlantic dialogue (893 KB)Prxisbeispiel: Report 22 - Adaptation to Climate Change in Mountain & Coastal Areas