Fraunhofer Institute for
Systems and Innovation Research ISI
ADAM is an integrated research project running from 2006 to 2009 that will lead to a better understanding of the trade-offs and conflicts that exist between adaptation and mitigation policies against climate change. ADAM will support EU policy development in the next stage of the development of the Kyoto Protocol and will inform the emergence of new adaptation strategies for Europe.
The three main objectives are:
To assess the extent to which existing and evolving EU (and world) mitigation and adaptation policies can achieve a tolerable transition to a world with a global climate no warmer than 2°C above pre-industrial levels, and to identify their associated costs and effectiveness.
To develop and appraise a portfolio of longer term policy options that could contribute to addressing shortfalls both between existing mitigation policies and the achievement of the EU’s 2°C target, and between existing adaptation policy development and EU goals and targets for adaptation.
To develop a novel Policy-options Appraisal Framework (PAF) and apply it both to existing and evolving climate policies, and to new, long-term policy options in the following four case studies: European and international climate protection strategy in post-2012 Kyoto negotiations; a re-structuring of International Development Assistance; the EU electricity sector; and regional spatial planning.
The ADAM work programme is structured around four overarching domains: Scenarios, Policy Appraisal, Mitigation and Adaptation. Developing framing scenarios for adaptation and mitigation the Scenarios Domain will lay out four framing scenarios that will guide the ADAM analysis.
The ISI unit Sustainability and Infrastructures is involved in the development of the European mitigation strategies. For the analysis of such strategies a Virtual Model Server is developed that allows to integrate and communicate results of 10 involved models, such that the different aspects covered by the models (for example industry, households, transport, power sector) can be considered in an integrated and consistent way during the scenario analysis.
Furthermore the unit is responsible to cover the transport sector in terms of policy development, scenario implementation and impact assessment.
01.03.2006 – 28.02.2009
European Commission DG Research
UEA - University of East Anglia, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, United Kingdom (Coordinator)
PIK - Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Centre for International Climate and Environmental Research, Norway
ALTERRA, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria
PSI - Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland
Lund University, Sweden
ICIS - University of Maastricht, The Netherlands
Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
Polish Academy of Science, Poland
Climate Change Mitigation Research, University of Cambridge, UK
European Commission, DG-JRC, Ispra, Italy
SEI - Stockholm Environment Institute, Sweden and UK
DIW - The German Institute for Economic Research, Germany
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