Klimaanpassung | Was müssen wir wissen?

Was müssen wir wissen?Was müssen wir wissen, damit unsere Maßnahmen und Aktivitäten im Zuge der Klimaanpassung wirksam und effizient sind?

Mit einem kritischen Blick auf die Ergebnisse seiner Projekte der letzten Jahre hat das  World Resources Institute WRI für fünf Forschungsbereiche – Anpassungserfolgsmessung, Kritische Schwellen, Anpassungsoptionen, Informationssysteme, Institutionen – jeweils eine leitende Frage formuliert, die gestellt werden sollte, um eine Grundlage für erfolgreiche Anpassungs- und Transformationsprozesse zu entwickeln:

“1) Adaptation Success: How will we know when adaptation efforts are succeeding? How does near-term success support or undermine long-term success?

2) Critical Thresholds: What are the significant climate-related social and ecological thresholds that adaptation efforts can help society avoid? Can we identify leading indicators that warn us when we’re approaching such thresholds?

3) Adaptation Options: Are standard sets of adaptation options emerging that can be applied to a variety of places with common environmental contexts (e.g., drylands, coastal zones, urban areas, mountain areas) or economic sectors (e.g., agriculture, water services, transportation, tourism)?

4) Information Systems: What information can best support effective decision-making in the face of climate uncertainty? Which decision makers really need new information, and how should it be packaged so that they can use it effectively?

5) Institutions: Which institutions help communities build resilience at the local level? What enabling conditions at national and global levels help these institutions thrive?”

Jede Frage wird begründet – wie die Antworten aussehen könnten, wird in einem zweiten Teil folgen.


Insights.wri.org, What Do We Need to Know in a Changing Climate? A Research Agenda to Support Adaptation,
Submitted by Heather McGray on March 19, 2013

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