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Four new AXIS-projects at RD2

23/10/2019 - Four new AXIS-projects with RD2-lead or participation started this autumn: MECCA, MAPPY, CROSSDRO and BioClimapAth.
Four new AXIS-projects at RD2

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In this call, ERA-NET Consortium AXIS (Assessment of Cross-sectoral climate Impacts and pathways for Sustainable transformation) selected 10 projects for funding, of which 7 include a partner from PIK. Here's a short description of the four projects with RD2-lead or participation:

The project will develop a highly innovative cross-sectoral modeling framework for comprehensive assessments of bioeconomy transitions subject to climate change impacts. Main goals are the identification of explicit climate hot spots in the EU, a development of databases of national and sub-national input-output (IO) comprising disaggregated bio economy sectors, to assess economic and environmental impacts of climate hazards on food and non-food biomass supply chains, and new model approaches, e.g. based on agent based approaches, for an assessment of supply chains (e.g. global, national, local, e.g. for cities)


Bees_MinoliPollinator decline, fruit crop damage, and more generally, climate change impacts on crop yields are problems of increasing concern for agricultural production. The objective of this project is to quantitatively study the feedback processes linking pollinators, plant diversity and crop yields, accounting for climate and landuse changes. The response of agricultural yields to climate change is critically dependent on these feedbacks that until now remain largely unexplored.

CROSSDRO shall assess European drought events in every aspect from climatic circumstances to cascading societal impacts. Focus regions of the research are selected river basins in the partners' countries: Spain, Ireland, Sweden, Germany and Moldova.

Mecca_LogoOur team of social and natural scientists (Utrecht University, University of Bergen, PIK) and a wide network of local stakeholders in West and East Africa join forces to co-develop pathways to effectively facilitate climate action. We will identify adaptation and mitigation strategies by analyzing the gap between stakeholder’s perceptions of change and risk and projected impacts of human activities under changing climatic conditions in East Africa (Lake Victoria) and West Africa (Lagos). This is a promising avenue to induce climate action as divergence in perceptions limits effective approaches for sustainable development.

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