Climate Change and Local Systems in Europe: An Overview

By Emanuele Achino.

Published by The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies

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Climate change affects economical productions with direct and indirect effects. Comparable indicators for the EU 27 are required to identify the main activities affected by the variability in the climate. The EU 27 integration requires a common policy to collect information in the lower territorial unit, to assess local productions and plan adaptation and mitigation options. However, due to differing cultural and economic backgrounds, identifying the main economic sectors at the local level for related climate effects is a difficult exercise. Many economic activities in Europe are locally based (e.g. certain agriculture productions and tourism across the alpine arch and Mediterranean are local-based, and climate change affects these productions differently from one context to another). In this manner a development for a theoretical framework, and indicators which capture as much reality as possible are crucial in the near future.

Keywords: Economics Impacts, Indicators, Climate Change, European Regions, Adaptation, Mitigation

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp.11-23. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 531.177KB).

Dr. Emanuele Achino

Research Associate, Department Casa e Città, Politecnico of Turin, Torino, Italy