Presentation on theme: "Cost benefit analysis of climate change: coping with risk and uncertainty LEI Roel Jongeneel (presenter/coordinator), Rene Verburg, Kees van Kooten, Aris."— Presentation transcript:
Cost benefit analysis of climate change: coping with risk and uncertainty LEI Roel Jongeneel (presenter/coordinator), Rene Verburg, Kees van Kooten, Aris Gaaff en Arianne de Blaaij 2008
Objective Develop Landscape and Ecosystem Services approach to Climate Change: Take into account interrelatedness of functions Account for different time horizons and risks associated with different functions More specifically: How to integrate functions like water storage, energy production, biodiversity, landscape and climate change How to treat risks in a proper and meaningful way (communication, technical and social risks)
Approach Review of the international literature on risk and CBA (risk determination, risk valuation, risk perception changes, etc.) and on Ecosystem Services and CBA. Do case study for Dutch case in order to develop an operational procedure. Explore how the Common Agricultural Policy might be used to address the challenges posed by climate change.
Scientific relevance Integrated ecosystems services approach is crucial for relevant policy advice, but needs further development (cf. Peirce, OECD). The role of risk needs to be better addressed and linked to policy needs (type of treatment, way of communication). The issue of making the CAP climate change proof is still at its infancy: good quality research should generate results of scientific interest.
(Inter)national position Kees van Kooten is distinguished international expert in the field. Within SELS the project can be linked to “Evaluating spatial adaptation strategies” project of Jeroen Veraart (PhD-project)
Planned deliverables Report on the treatment of risk in climate change analysis (challenges, possible solutions and methods). A conference paper (and climate change session proposal) has been submitted for the EAAE congress in Ghent (August, 2008). Paper will be upgraded for a Journal Report will be made on the CAP and Climate Change: issues and implications for SELS research agenda.