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.
Pedersen, J.S.T., Santos, F.D., van Vuuren, D., Gupta, J., Coelho, R.E., Aparício, B.A. & Swart, R. (2021) An assessment of the performance of scenarios against historical global emissions for IPCC reports.Global Environmental Change, 66, 102199. DOI:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2020.102199 (IF2019 10,466; Q1 Environmental sciences)
Pederson, J.S.T. & Manhice, H. (2020) The hidden dynamics of household waste separation: an anthropological analysis of user commitment, barriers, and the gaps between a waste system and its users.Journal of Cleaner Production, 242, 116285. DOI:10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.03.281 (IF2019 7,246; Q1 Green & Sustainable Science & Technology)
Carvalho, S., Oliveira, A., Pedersen, J.S.T., Manhice, H., Lisboa, F., Norguet, J., Wit, F. & Santos, F.D. (2020) A changing Amazon rainforest: historical trends and future projections under post-Paris climate scenarios.Global and Planetary Change, 195, 103328. DOI:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2020.103328 (IF2019 4,448; Q1 Geosciences, Multidisciplinary)