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Project name: adapt2to4 - Adaptation costs - an economic assessment for prioritising adaptation measures and policies in a +2C to +4 C world
Project leader:Birgit Bednar-Friedl
Project team:Birgit Bednar-Friedl (Senior PostDoc: Project lead),
Gabriel Bachner (PhD student: macroeconomic analysis of infrastructure damage costs),
Olivia Koland (PostDoc),
Brigitte Wolkinger (Scientist: estimation of cost functions)
Partners:Environment Agency Austria (EAA)


This project is sponsored by the Austrian Climate and Energy Funds in the frame of the "ACRP"-program.ACRP 5th call
Duration:Apr. 2011 - Sept. 2013


adapt2to4 aims to develop an evaluation and decision support framework as key accompanying measure for the Austrian national adaptation strategy. Based on a comprehensive literature and project survey we conduct a sensitivity assessment revealing possible climate change impacts as well as adaptation needs for private and public actors. By estimating key investments and recurrent expenses to increase resilience towards climate change for transport and building infrastructure, the project seeks to identify and assess the costs of adaptation needs and options at a disaggregated and economy-wide level. The decision-making process of private and public stakeholders in adaptation under uncertainty is addressed by devising a policy support framework which considers both economic and additional non-economic criteria.


Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change

Brandhofgasse 5
8010 Graz

Phone:+43 316 380 - 8470

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