CCIAM contributes to a better understanding of climate dynamics and the impacts and consequences of climate change in strategic sectors at national and international levels. Moreover, the group aims to develop climate adaptation responses that are consistent with current global (environmental, social and economic) challenges. CCIAM focuses on how to model, analyse and evaluate climate impacts, risks and vulnerabilities across scales and socio-ecological systems; and how to best develop and disseminate climate adaptation through evidence-based services of recognisable excellence and added value to society.
Primary fields of research
(1) Climate science, data and change analysis; (2) Ecohydrology and socio-hydrology; (3) Urban climate impacts and resilience; (4) Sustainability science; (5) Nature-based and social-ecological innovations; (6) Citizens, communities and the clean energy transition; (7) Climate adaptation services; (8) Health and wellbeing. And finally, providing methodological connectivity across the interdisciplinary scope of the group, (9) Complex System Dynamics, Analytics and Modelling.
Inês, C., Guilherme, P.L., Esther, M.G., Swantje, G., Stephen, H. & Lars, H. (2020) Regulatory challenges and opportunities for collective renewable energy prosumers in the EU.Energy Policy, 138, 111212. DOI:10.1016/j.enpol.2019.111212 (IF2019 5,042; Q1 Environmental Studies)
Campos, I. & Marín-González, E. (2020) People in transitions: energy citizenship, prosumerism and social movements in Europe.Energy Research & Social Science, 69, 101718. DOI:10.1016/j.erss.2020.101718 (IF2019 4,771; Q1 Environmental Sciences)
Dias, L.F., Aparício, B.A., Nunes, J.P., Morais, I., Fonseca, A.L., Pastor, A.V. & Santos, F.D. (2020) Integrating a hydrological model into regional water policies: co-creation of climate change dynamic adaptive policy pathways for water resources in southern Portugal.Environmental Science and Policy, 114, 519-532. DOI:10.1016/j.envsci.2020.09.020 (IF2019 4,767; Q1 Environmental Sciences)