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Project name:PATCHES - Private Adaptation Threats and CHances: Enhancing Synergies with the Austrian NAS implementation
Project leader:Birgit Bednar-Friedl
Project team: Sebastian Seebauer (PostDoc: project lead)
Philipp Babcicky (PhD student; household adaptive action to flooding and heat waves)
Partners:Environment Agency Austria, Austrian Institute of Technology , University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences - Vienna/Institute for Sustainable Economic Development


This project is sponsored by the Austrian Climate and Energy Funds in the frame of the "ACRP"-program ACRP 6th call
Duration:Sep. 2014 - Dec. 2016



PATCH:ES analyses private adaptation in Austria – its extent, main actors and drivers and potential effects to relief public budgets, but also as source of maladaptation in terms of adverse external effects and contradictions to federal policies. PATCH:ES reveals the dynamics and trade-offs for private adaptation along three test case studies (agriculture, tourism, and private households) and derives recommendations for good governance synchronizing private adaptation with governmental efforts.

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

Birgit Bednar-Friedl

Phone:+43 316 380 - 7107

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