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C3-Alps: Capitalising Climate Change Knowledge for Adaptation in the Alpine Space
C3-Alps is a European project funded by the Alpine Space Programme under the European Territorial Cooperation 2007-2013. C3-Alps started in January 2012 and will run until December 2014. The Lead Partner is the Umweltbundesamt GmbH / Federal Environment Agency Austria. The partnership is composed of 17 Project Partners from Austria (4), Italy (4), Germany (3), Switzerland (2), France (1), Slovenia (1), the Principality of Liechtenstein (1) plus UNEP's regional office for Europe, and includes international organisations, national and regional government authorities, national agencies, provinces/regions, research institutions and institutes of applied sciences.
C3-Alps will synthesize, transfer and implement in policy and practice results of previous Alpine Space projects on climate change adaptation. The capitalisation approach aims at
To leverage sustainable impacts, the project will be driven by the information and user needs of target groups. By supporting bottom-up action, C3-Alps will contribute to implementation of national adaptation policies on regional and municipal levels and to advancement of national adaptation strategies.
Work Package 4 "Adaptation Policy and Governance"
WSL is responsible for Work Package 4 "Adaptation Policy and Governance", funded by the Federal Office for Spatial Development ARE and the Federal Office for the Environment FOEN.
Aims and research questions
Capitalisation of climate change knowledge by C3-Alps is aimed at the actors and institutions relevant for adaptation policies on different administrative levels, in different organisations and within different governance systems (institutional arrangements). Thus, it is crucial to know who the actors in the policy field "climate change adaptation" are, how they interact, in which governance systems they are embedded, which institutions are critical forces for these governance systems and are therefore significant for policy advances, how existing climate adaptation knowledge, information offers and communication channels are used, what the barriers for the implementation of climate adaptation policies are, and what this altogether means for the effectiveness of existing adaptation policies.
activity will conduct an analysis and provide a performance assessment of the
existing actor networks, governance systems, and actual adaptation policies in
Alpine Space countries. Results are expected to provide answers to the
following research questions:
WSL, Research Group Regional Economics and Development