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Tailoring Climate Parameters to Information Needs for Local Adaptation to Climate Change

Hackenbruch, Julia; Kunz-Plapp, Tina; Müller, Sebastian; Schipper, Janus Willem

Municipalities are important actors in the field of local climate change adaptation. Stakeholders need scientifically sound information tailored to their needs to make local assessment of climate change effects. To provide tailored data to support municipal decision-making, climate scientists must know the state of municipal climate change adaptation, and the climate parameters relevant to decisions about such adaptation. The results of an empirical study in municipalities in the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg in Southwestern Germany showed that adaptation is a relatively new topic, but one of increasing importance. Therefore, past weather events that caused problems in a municipality can be a starting point in adaptation considerations. Deduction of tailored climate parameters has shown that, for decisions on the implementation of specific adaptation measures, it also is necessary to have information on specific parameters not yet evaluated in climate model simulations. We recommend intensifying the professional exchange between climate scientists and stakeholders in collaborative projects with the dual goals of making practical adapt ... mehr

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung - Forschungsbereich Troposphäre (IMK-TRO)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2017
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator DOI: 10.3390/cli5020025
ISSN: 2225-1154
KITopen ID: 1000068190
HGF-Programm 12.01.02; LK 01
Erschienen in Climate
Band 5
Heft 2
Seiten 25
Schlagworte adaptation, climate change, municipalities, climate information, extreme weather events, climate parameters, user needs, Germany
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