BASE - Bottom-up Climate Adaptation Strategies towards a Sustainable Europe

  • EU FP7 Project
  • International Research Project
  • 2012 to 2016

The EU research project "Bottom-up climate Adaptation Strategies towards a Sustainable Europe" (BASE) supports action for sustainable climate change adaptation in Europe. BASE makes experiential and scientific information on adaptation meaningful, transferable and easily accessible to decision-makers at all levels.FP7 Env.2012.6.1-3 Total grant: 5.900.000€ FFCUL share: 577.233€ The Bottom-up Climate Adaptation Strategies towards a Sustainable Europe (BASE) project will BASE addresses the need for research on sustainable climate adaptation strategies, which promote interactions between bottom-up and top-down assessments. The intention is to evaluate the environmental, social and economic impacts, the costs and benefits, policy coherence and stakeholder perceptions of different climate adaptation pathways from an interdisciplinary perspective. In order to gather insights from the local level, the HYPERLINK ""BASE project team will examine climate change adaptation HYPERLINK ""case studies from across Europe. They have been chosen not only to demonstrate sector specific issues of adaptation but also to examine interactions across multiple policy levels. The findings from BASE will feed into the European Clearing House Mechanism (CHM)Climate-Adapt portal and adaptation support tools for policy development.

Funding Institution:

EU FP7 project.


Consortium: Aarhus University, Basque Centre for Climate Change, Deltares, Ecologic Institute, Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change, Finnish Environmental Institute, cE3C-FFCUL, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research, The Danish Board of Technology, University of Exeter, University of Leeds, Technical University of Madrid.