ADAPT Lock-in
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ADAPT Lock-in

Project Value: €1.5 million
Funders: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), ESRC-NWO

Climate Adaptation Policy Lock-ins: a 3 x 3 Approach (ADAPT Lock-in) is a cross-disciplinary three-year collaboration between the University of East Anglia (UK), Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg (Germany) and the Open University of the Netherlands, financed under the Open Research Area (ORA) in the Social Sciences programme.

ADAPT Lock-in investigates why three European countries are not adapting to worsening impacts of climate change as much as the latest evidence suggests they should. Despite alarming current and projected future climate impacts, limited action on the part of public authorities still prevails in many cases.

Understanding and addressing this gap requires better knowledge of the way societies are governed, and the manner in which certain institutions, infrastructures, technologies and societal behaviours have either shown themselves able to reform, or remained resistant to change.

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