adelphi explores climate risks in Eastern Europe

The consequences of climate change begin to unfold in more and more regions of the world and will increasingly do so.

06/08/2010

Preventive measures and early actions are necessary to avoid negative impacts. However, there is only limited knowledge on concrete impacts, making responses difficult to plan. Scenarios may support decision-making by highlighting the potential range of risks and mitigating actions.

The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) is therefore organising a scenario development workshop in Eastern Europe, particularly for the countries of Belarus, Ukraine and Moldavia, to identify potential security implications of climate change in this region. adelphi supports the OSCE in preparing and conducting the workshop and it´s results.

These activities are thereby part of a larger project jointly implemented by the OSCE and the European Environment Agency (EEA). The aim of the larger project is to generate policy recommendations for the respective member states with a view to mitigate the worst consequences of climate change.