At the 18th Conference of the Parties (COP 18) of the UNFCCC in Doha, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei and Ca’ Foscari University of Venice organize a side event on "The cost of climate change adaptation: new findings, old gaps and policy implications" on Wednesday December, 5th at 11.30.

Nowadays adaptation is unanimously accepted as an unavoidable complement to mitigation in any strategy aiming to effectively address climate risks.
The side event aims to present new ways to assess the costs, benefits, and related policy implications of adaptation to climate change.


The Economics of Large Scale Adaptation Policies in Developed and Developing Countries
Prof. Carlo Carraro, President, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and Vice Chair, IPCC working group III, Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei

Impacts of Climate Change: a Physical Assessment
Prof. Riccardo Valentini, Senior Scientist, Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change

Policies and Investments to Adapt to Climate Change
Mr. Peter Carter, Chief Environmentalist, European Investment Bank

Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation: European Overview
Dr. Paul Mcaleavey, Head of Programme Air and Climate Change, European Environment Agency

Open Discussion