CCIAM has been involved in several projects in the domains of climate change impact assessment, adaptation strategies and the development of downscaled climate scenarios. The group brings together scientists from several disciplines who conduct trans-disciplinary research on both national and international level.
Within this sub-group, integrative methodologies to evaluate climate change impacts, risks and adaptation options are developed. This includes: definition of common impact and risk indicators; development of integrated impact assessment modeling frameworks; evaluation of the effect of adaptation measures, with a special focus in ecosystem based adaptation for agroforestry systems and urban areas.
This sub-group aims at developing innovative frameworks for society-science-policy interface on climate change adaptation and sustainability and effective societal transition processes. Most projects are related to the development of local and regional strategies, plans and tools for adaptation as well as identification, characterization and evaluation of sustainable and resilient local initiatives and projects that intend to support the achievement of the UN Sustainable Developmental Goals. Participatory Action-Research methodologies, Integral and Resilience theory and Nature-Based Frameworks (such as Biomimicry and Ecological Economics thinking) are the backbone of this sub-group.
This sub-group is directed at improving understanding of climate change related sectorial impacts and the characteristics/processes of the respective underlying phenomena (e.g. floods, air quality).