Planning for climate change adaptation requires a shared scientific knowledge base that can be translated into local, practical and actionable knowledge. Through constructive dialogues between a broad array of stakeholders UNCHAIN aims to improve climate change risk assessment frameworks, thereby enhancing informed decision-making and climate change adaptation action.
UNCHAIN will further develop the impact chain concept, first published by Schneiderbauer et al. (2013), to support climate change adaptation capacity building by introducing five methodological innovations:
SEI is leading the work on co-production of knowledge (CPK), where the team will systematically integrate CPK into impact chain modelling to better account for different views on desirable and equitable climate resilient futures. SEI will also support case studies with expertise related to transnational impacts of climate change.
At the core of UNCHAIN are 12 case studies that engage with local stakeholders involved in real decision-making processes on how to adapt society to climate change. Through these case studies UNCHAIN will test changes and alterations of the current impact chain model and evaluate its effects. The case studies will also allow the team to take into account multiple ways in which climate change policies influence individual and collective adaptation measures.
For more information on the case studies please refer to the project description below.
UNCHAIN is led by the Western Norway Research Institute (WNRI) and Rambøll, and operates in partnership with the following institutes:
UNCHAIN is funded through the EU funding mechanisms “Joint Programming Initiative” (JPI) and “Assessment of Cross (X)-sectoral climate impacts and pathways for Sustainable transformation” (AXIS).
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