Climate Impacts: Global & Regional Adaptation Support Platform (ci:grasp)
December 2008 until February 2011
891.900 € funded by GTZ - Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit:
Jürgen Kropp
PIK number / OEH

CI:grasp aims to provide a sound information basis for decision makers and development experts in third world countries. By doing this, existing and newly generated information will be processed adequately and supplied by utilization of modern web and mapping technologies. It is the aim of the project to perform this on a local scale and in addition combine top-down and bottom-up approaches. Central element is a layered and accessible platform providing knowledge about regional climate forcings, its related impacts, and systematic regional vulnerability assessments. A major advantage of the platform is that it integrates adaptation expertise. Parallel systematization and assessment of this information should open the way towards a more formalized adaptation research. CI:grasp performs local case studies in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Tunisia, and South-Africa (financed by BMU)