Climate Change Adaptation
Problems deriving from present and future impacts of climate change have increasing relevance for global societies and economies. Much has been done for mitigation, in terms of research and policies, with the aim of limiting emissions and controlling the dynamics of global warming and its consequences in terms of direct and indirect impacts.
Historically, less attention has been dedicated to adaptation, i.e. to the set of measures and actions needed immediately and in the future to limit the impacts that already act on natural and socio-economic systems.
This programme aims to deepen the understanding of adaptation mechanisms, focusing in particular on the development of innovative integrated modelling tools, especially at the micro level.
Being based in Venice, the programme starts from local adaption issues, mainly linked to the prospect of the progressive rise of the average sea level, and then broadens the view towards similar situations at international level, to consolidate the development of methods and tools that may have general validity and broad application potential.
The mission of the program is to develop models of adaptation to climate change starting from the Venetian context, but with a global perspective. The main objectives are the following: to develop innovative integrated models to support adaptation, with a view to managing risk on a territorial scale; to test the models in the Venetian context; and to identify hotspots in coastal areas exposed to sea level rise (e.g., Bangladesh coast) where to transfer local experiences.
- Advancing scientific knowledge by developing innovative dynamic modelling approaches to conduct sound economic valuation analysis.
- Supporting decision-making processes for policy advocates in the field of climate change adaptation, providing modelling outputs by simulating the behavior of (coastal) socio-ecosystems.
- Connecting researchers and key stakeholders in the field of climate change adaptation by conducting through interdisciplinary workshops and seminars combining social, economic and environmental sciences.
Working Paper | 10.03.2023
Water challenges in socio-ecological systems: is human decision-making accounted for in the analysis of climate change adaptation options?
Sara Zanini (Department of Management, Ca’ Foscali University and Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei)
Working Paper | 09.03.2023
Towards a Modelling Process for Simulating Socio-ecosystems with a Focus on Climate Change Adaptation
Federico Cornacchia (Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei); Alberto Gabino Martínez-Hernández (Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei); Marco Bidoia (Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei); Carlo Giupponi (Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei and Department of Economics, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice)
Policy Briefs | 17.10.2022
Lessons to be learnt from COVID-19
Mattia Bertin (EPiC Earth and Polis Research Centre, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei and University Iuav of Venezia)
Working Paper | 05.08.2022
System Dynamics Modelling and Climate Change Adaptation in Coastal Areas: A Literature Review
Alberto Gabino Martínez-Hernández (Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei)
Working Paper | 03.08.2022
Agent-Based Models for Climate Change Adaptation in Coastal Zones. A Review
Jlenia Di Noia (Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei)
06.02.2023 / 06.02.2023
02.02.2023 / 02.02.2023
Seminars / Webinars | Past Event
Risks of environmental change across the Mediterranean Basin
30.11.2022 / 30.11.2022