Stakeholder Dialogues: Adaptation to Climate Change
Period: September 2011 - January 2015
Supported by: Umweltbundesamt, Dessau-Roßlau
Cooperation Partners: e-fect dialog evaluation consulting eG, Trier
Involved IÖW employees:
Dr. Christian Dietsche
, Sabine Fritz
, Jana Gebauer
(Project leader IÖW), Richard Harnisch
, Dr. Jesko Hirschfeld
, Dr. Esther Hoffmann
, Franziska Mohaupt
, Ulrich Petschow
, André Schröder
, Maja Rotter
The adaptation of society, the economy and the environment to the inevitable consequences of climate change gets increasingly important. For this process key stakeholders in economy and society need to be sensitised for the issue of adaptation. Information about the potential impacts of climate change and appropriate adaptation measures must be provided; Dialogue and networking between stakeholders have to be promoted.
The project continues the successful series of stakeholder dialogues carried out by the IÖW since 2009 together with the UBA. Nine stakeholder dialogues as well as three national conferences will be conducted. These events are offered to stakeholders from economy, politics, public administration, research and NGOs. Short scientific reports provide backround information for each dialogue topic. Besides the workshops will be documented in detail.
In addition to the organisation of the Stakeholder-Dialogues, existing dialogue processes in Germany and Europe will be analysed and a concept study for regional dialogues in the Baltic region will be prepared.
Topic: Water and Land Management, Climate and Energy, Sustainable Corporate Governance, Participation and Communication
Research field: Corporate Environmental Management, Ecological Economics and Environmental Policy