Bottom up Adaptation Strategies for a Sustainable Europe

Methodological framework for upscaling and integrating bottom-up approaches for European-level analysis

Whereas reports 6.1 and 4.1 have provided common guidelines for using scenarios, defining adaptation pathways and evaluating them on costs and benefits, this report 6.2 describes the procedure of how to upscale results from case study level to more generalized conclusions on costs and benefits at EU level. It focuses on water availability, agriculture, floods, ecosystem services, health and cities. Firstly a literature review of earlier attempts for upscaling of costs and benefits using either qualitative accumulation, meta-analysis or models is presented. Secondly a procedure for the case study execution and reporting and model validation is proposed that should ensure optimal use and connection of models and ground data within BASE.

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