Stakeholders demand regional research data

Climate Hot Spot investigation

Wherever spatial planning or investment decisions are made, localized climate change research is becoming increasingly relevant. Co-creation and tailor-made science is the new trend from Lisbon to Göteborg, from London to Budapest.

By Michel Verschoor

What would you decide as a board member of a Swiss or Swedish energy provider, planning to build a hydroelectric dam in a mountainous area? Without sciencebased data on regional precipitation and long-term temperature models, you may be risking your company's future.

To take another example: imagine you are looking for a site on which to build your family house: how would you know that it will not be a flood prone location in twenty years time, damaging your financial position in retirement?read more »

This article is a part of the magazine 'Climate Adaptation in Europe'

December 2009