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Chameleon Research Workshop on Barriers to Adaptation to Climate Change


18. September 2012  -  21. September 2012
Evangelische Bildungsstätte auf Schwanenwerder, Berlin, Germany
Barriers, limits and constraints to adaptation are increasingly discussed within the scientific community on adaptation to climate change. Empirical and theoretical research is currently being undertaken in multiple studies and disciplines. Current research focuses on regions, sectors or organizations in both developing and developed countries. Since institutional, political and economic settings are diverse, the problems encountered in adaptation to climate change also differ greatly.

The Chameleon Research Group, led by Klaus Eisenack and Esther Hoffmann, investigates economic and political conditions for adapting the energy and transport sectors in Germany. The group analyzes organizational, economic and institutional barriers to adaptation in the two sectors, as well as enabling settings to bypass or overcome them.

At present, a synthesis of different research perspectives and findings on barriers is timely and promises to strengthen a systematic and sufficient understanding of barriers. We therefore invite researchers (Postdocs and PhDs) worldwide to participate in a workshop to be held in Berlin to discuss barriers to adaptation to climate change from different disciplinary perspectives. The specific focus is on barriers in developed countries and/or in infrastructural adaptation.

Location: Evangelische Bildungsstätte auf Schwanenwerder, Berlin, Germany
Date and Duration: September 18th (evening) – 21st, 2012
Language: English
Deadline for Application: March 10th, 2012 (extended abstract)
Deadline for Registration: June 15th, 2012
Deadline for Full Paper: August 15th, 2012
Workshop fee: €150 (includes accommodation, full board, and social event)