Adapting to Climate Change in Europe

Adapting to Climate Change in Europe

Exploring Sustainable Pathways - From Local Measures to Wider Policies

1st Edition - March 12, 2018

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  • Editors: Hans Sanderson, Mikael Hilden, Duncan Russel, Gil Penha-Lopes, Alessio Capriolo
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128498750
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128498873

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Adapting to Climate Change in Europe: Exploring Sustainable Pathways - From Local Measures to Wider Policies is a scientific synthesis of a four-year project on adaptation activities in Europe. It combines scientific assessments with real-world case descriptions to present specific tools and methods. This book aims at ensuring sustainable solutions in adaptation to climate change. The challenge of adaptation is still at an early stage; this book fills relevant gaps in current knowledge on climate adaptation, providing a crucial set of tools to support effective decision-making. It acts as a guide to practitioners and decision-makers along different steps of on-going adaptation processes. Adapting to Climate Change in Europe contains methods and tools for improving stakeholder’s participation and analyzing costs and benefits of different adaptation measures. It is an essential resource for researchers, graduate students, and experts and policymakers working in climate change and adaptation.

Key Features

  • Features real world case studies providing a tool for comparative learning
  • Fulfills the current knowledge gap in climate change adaptation
  • Includes top-down economic models allowing for a novel application and integration of adaptation features in European and global models
  • Provides in-depth analysis of participation using new empirical material and approaches


Researchers, graduate students, experts working in climate change and adaption, policymakers working on climate change. Urban planning professionals and climatologists

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    Hans Sanderson and Mikael Hildén
    2. Storylines and Pathways for Adaptation in Europe
    Mikael Hildén, Ad Jeuken and Marianne Zandersen
    3. The Diversity of Adaptation in a Multilevel Governance Setting
    Inês Campos, Kiat Ng, Gil Penha-Lopes, Anders B. Pedersen, Alessio Capriolo, Marta Olazabal, Volker Meyer, Oliver Gebhardt, Sabine Weiland, Helle Ø. Nielsen, Jenny Troeltzsch, Mark Zandvoort, Eliška K. Lorencová,
    Zuzana V. Harmáčkova, Pedro Iglesias, Ana Iglesias, André Vizinho, Milla Mäenpää, Anne-Mari Rytkönen, Roos M. den Uyl, David Vačkář and Filipe M. Alves
    4. Upscaling the Impacts of Climate Change in Different Sectors and Adaptation Strategies
    Laurens Bouwer, Alessio Capriolo, Aline Chiabai, Sebastien Foudi, Luis Garrote, Zuzana V. Harmáčková, Ana Iglesias, Ad Jeuken, Marta Olazabal, Joseph Spadaro, Tim Taylor and Marianne Zandersen
    5. Economy-Wide Impacts of Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies Across European Regions
    Francesco Bosello, Ana Iglesias, Mette Termansen, Ad Jeuken, Hessel Winsemius, Enrica De Cian, Aline Chiabai and Luis Garrote
    6. Analyzing the Policy Framework for Climate Change Adaptation
    Duncan Russel, Silke Beck, Inês Campos, Alessio Capriolo, Sergio Castellari, Roos M. den Uyl, Oliver Gebhardt, Mikael Hildén, Anne Jensen, Eleni Karali, Kirsi Mäkinen, Katriona McGlade, Helle Ø. Nielsen, Gil Penha-Lopes, Olivia Rendón, Jenny Tröltzsch and Sabine Weiland
    7. Conclusion

Product details

  • No. of pages: 368
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2018
  • Published: March 12, 2018
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128498750
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128498873

About the Editors

Hans Sanderson

Dr Hans Sanderson received his PhD in Denmark (Roskilde University), did his Post-Doc in Canada (University of Guelph), and now works as a senior scientist at Aarhus University. Prior to this he worked as Director for Environmental Safety for the Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) in Washington DC. He has published > 50 peer reviewed papers, some 10 book chapters and dozens of presentations and posters at international meetings including the US National Academy of Sciences. He is a reviewer on >25 international different journals and serve on 6 different editorial boards. He was the chair for the second European Climate Change Adaptation conference (ECCA2015) and he is currently the coordinator of the BASE project on whose outcomes this Book initiative is based.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Scientist, Department of Environmental Science, Aarhus University, Denmark

Mikael Hilden

Prof. Mikael Hildén has a Ph.D. in Resource Management and more than 30 years of experience in environmental management, research, training and consulting in Finland and abroad. He has expertise in combining legal, economic, social, technical and scientific research on environmental policy. He has lead several multidisciplinary research projects in particular on the evaluation and assessment of environmental policies, plans and programmes. He has published more than 65 refereed papers, two monographs and over 100 reports and studies.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Climate Change Programme, Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), Finland

Duncan Russel

Duncan Russel has a PhD in Environmental Sciences from the University of East Anglia and has over 10 years’ experience of research in the areas of knowledge politics, policy integration and EU and UK environmental policy making. He has lead and/or has had managerial roles on major interdisciplinary projects funded by UK Government, UK research Councils and the EU. He has 25 articles published in leading international peer reviewed environmental science, political science and geography journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor in Environmental Policy, University of Exeter, UK

Gil Penha-Lopes

Dr Gil Penha-Lopes is graduated on Marine Biology and received his PhD in Applied Ecology (Wastewater Wetlands). He is currently running several projects on adaptation to climate change and coordinating a wide national project in Portugal aiming to elaborate Municipal Adaptation Strategies and promote local adaptation (ClimAdaPT.Local: He is invited auxiliary professor at FFCUL and lecturer at the Climate Change and Sustainable Developmental Policies Doctoral Program of Lisbon University. He has published 32 articles in 15 international peer-reviewed journals, and among these ones, 14 as first (corresponding) author.

Affiliations and Expertise

Faculdade de Ciencias, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal

Alessio Capriolo

Dr Alessio Capriolo is a senior researcher in Environmental Economics and has over 18 years’ experience of research in this area. He is currently working at the Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA), as Head of the “Economic evaluation and environmental accounting” unit. He is graduated with honour at the European Master in Environmental Management at Erasmus Universiteit (Rotterdam) and received his PhD in Theory and quantitative methods for economic development. He has been lecturer in different Universities (Universidad Nacional de Quilmes in Buenos Aires, University of Siena, University of Rome). He has been coordinator in EU-funded projects and he is author of several publications on his working themes.

Affiliations and Expertise

Head of the Economic evaluation, environmental accounting and sustainability, environmental risk perception and management Division, Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA), Italy

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