Recasting the disproportionate impacts of climate change extremes

Project: Research

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
  • Climate Research

Keywords

  • climate change, resilience, loss and damage, intersectionality, adaptation

Description


Loss and damage (L & D) has been on the international agenda for 20 years, but has now only gained momentum anchored in Article 8 of the Paris Agreement. L&D is associated with the adverse effects of climate change, including the effects that are related to extreme weather events, such as intense typhons, but also occur in slow events, such as at sea level rise.

The project aims to:

1. Expand knowledge of climate governance by advancing
conceptual understandings of L&D, specifically on the disproportionate impacts on people, i.e. the consequences of noneconomic L&D and who it affects, how and why and at what scale.

2. Integrate this knowledge with methodological innovation into planning processes for sustainable climate transitions.

3 To build capacity for the climate change research community to engage with
research on L&D and transformational challenges, specifically by delivering insights into the potential governance instruments for national engagement and how it differs from adaptation.

This critical interdisciplinary research will apply different methods to evaluate the importance of L&D, and identify sites, groups and sectors affected by L&D caused by climate change.

The project will also assess the effectiveness of different climate governance instruments to influence L & D within the framework of sustainable development goals related climate, poverty, gender equality and security.

Layman's description

This project will apply different methods to evaluate the importance of L&D, and identify sites, groups and sectors affected by L&D caused by climate change.
AcronymDICE
StatusActive
Effective start/end date2018/12/012023/11/30

Participants