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Project name: COACCH - CO-designing the Assessment of Climate CHange costs
Project leader: Birgit Bednar-Friedl
Project team: Karl Steininger, Gabriel Bachner, Nina Knittel, Stefan Borsky
Partners: Fondazione Centro Euro-Mediterraneo Sui Cambiamenti Climatici (FONDAZIONE CMCC), Italy (project coordinator)
Paul Watkiss Associates Ltd (PWA), United Kingdom
Internationales Institut Fuer Angewandte Systemanalyse (IIASA), Austria
Stichting Vu (STICHTING VU), Netherlands
Ecologic Institut gemeinnützige GmbH (ECOLOGIC), Germany
Univerzita Karlova (CUNI), Czech Republic
Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), Italy
PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL), Netherlands
BC3 Basque Centre For Climate Change – Klima Aldaketa Ikergai (BC3), Spain
Climate Analytics gemeinnützige GmbH (CA), Germany
Stichting Deltares (Deltares), Netherlands
Global Climate Forum (GCF), Germany
Potsdam Institut Fuer Klimafolgenforschung (PIK), Germany
Sponsor: European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 776479)
Duration: Dec. 2017 - Jun. 2021
Homepage: http://www.coacch.eu


COACCH (CO-designing the Assessment of Climate CHange costs) is a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and carried out by a consortium of 14 European organisations.

COACCH will develop an innovative science-practice and integrated approach to co-design and co-deliver an improved downscaled assessment of the risks and costs of climate change in Europe, working with end users from research, business, investment, and policy making communities throughout the project.

The final objective of COACCH is to produce an improved downscaled assessment of the risks and costs of climate change in Europe that can be of direct usability and respond to the different needs of end users from the research, business, investment, and the policy making community.

This overall objective is substantiated into five specific goals:

- To develop technically excellent and innovative research on complex climate change impact chains, using downscaled climate information and advancing integrated assessment methods and models developed under early RTD research calls.

- To develop a challenge-driven and solutions orientated research and innovation approach, involving stakeholders in the co-design, coproduction and co-dissemination of policy driven research.

- To significantly advance the knowledge and the evidence base not only on climate tipping elements and tipping points but also on socio-economic tipping points.

- To advance the economic valuation of climate action (mitigation and adaptation) in the EU at various scales (spatial grids, regions, countries, economic sectors) over short to longer-term timeframes to support a more informed policy process in the achievement of intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs) for the EU.

- To enhance innovation capacity and integration of this new knowledge using co-dissemination of results with business, industrial, public decision makers and research communities, maximising the use of innovative approaches in communication for dissemination, including direct elicitation of end-user needs to shape knowledge outreach and uptake.

Assoz. Prof. Mag. Dr.rer.soc.oec.

Birgit Bednar-Friedl

Phone:+43 316 380 - 7107

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