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Project name:PACINAS - Public Adaptation Costs: Investigating the National Adaptation Strategy.
Project leader:Birgit Bednar-Friedl
Project team: Gabriel Bachner (PostDoc), Nina Knittel (PhD student), Finn Laurien (Master student)
Partners:Environment Agency Austria, Austrian Institute of Technology , International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)


This project is sponsored by the Austrian Climate and Energy Funds in the frame of the "ACRP"-program. (ACRP 6th call)
Duration:Sep. 2014 - Mar. 2017



Based on the national adaptation strategy, PACINAS will analyze the consequences of major public adaptation measures for public budgets. The methodological approach consists on the one hand of case studies for selected decision-makers at the federal, state and local government level and on the other hand of an overall economic assessment. The overall economic assessment is carried out by means of a computable general equilibrium model that was developed in the ACRP project COIN in which the costs of climate change were evaluated for Austria. In the current project, costs and benefits of climate change adaptation will be estimated both for gradual changes as well as for extreme events. Key stakeholders will be involved throughout the project to elicit adaptation needs and associated costs and benefits. Moreover, the project will collaborate with the project PATCHES that determines the cost of adaptation by private actors (companies, households, ...)

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

Birgit Bednar-Friedl

Phone:+43 316 380 - 7107

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