Understanding the progress of adaptation
in world-wide coastal cities

Are cities properly preparing for climate change?

Photo: Zarautz, Basque Country (Spain), February 2014. Photo by Asier Aranzadi

Rising sea levels and extreme weather events threaten extensive areas of the planet, coastal cities inhabited by millions of people among them.

The danger looming over them has been and still remains a constant source of preoccupation. An endless stream of measures of every sort have been applied since 1997, reliant on international commitments and conventions such as the recent Paris Agreement of 2015.

Nevertheless, the scientific community and political authorities do not have sufficient qualified information to evaluate the global impact of these adaptation policies.

This is the purpose of the project CLIC: to design, develop and coordinate an experiment on an international scale to assess the quality and effectiveness of public adaptation policies and the investments made by cities, specifically in the areas most affected by sea-level rise and under greater pressure from extreme climate phenomena.

13 Jun 19
A May full of events

The CLIC team has been quite busy in May! Documenting adaptation initiatives is a hard work. However...

Marta Olazabal
BC3 Senior Researcher
Project lead
Specialises in urban sustainability, resilience and climate change governance. She has been part of the BC3 team since 2012.
Elisa Sainz De Murieta
BC3 Postdoctoral Researcher
She works on climate change adaptation, risk and decision-making under uncertainty
Ibon Galarraga
BC3 Senior Researcher
A recognised expert on climate change economics who has been lately working to apply finance economics methods to the field of climate change
Maria Ruiz de Gopegui
BC3 Research Assistant
She is an architect and urban planner specialized in urban management and climate adaptation, currently working as a Research Assistant at the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3).
Kayin Venner
BC3 Guest Researcher
Kayin Venner was a trainee at the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) (October 2018 - January 2019) and a recent graduate of the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (Venice, Italy).
Rachel Smith
BC3 Guest Researcher
Rachel Smith was an intern at the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) (January-March 2019) and is working towards an MSc degree in Global Change: Ecosystem Science and Policy.
Julia Cambronero
BC3 Guest Researcher
Julia Cambronero was guest researcher at the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) (February - June 2019) and is developing her MSc Thesis research in the framework of the project CLIC.
Ama Kissiwah Boateng
BC3 Guest Researcher
Ama Kissiwah Boateng was guest researcher at the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) (September 2019) and is currently working on her Ph.D. research in the framework of the project CLIC.
Kimberly Hidalgo Hernández
BC3 Guest Researcher
Kimberly Hidalgo Hernández was a guest researcher at the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) and is a recent Master’s graduate from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in California.
Sean Goodwin
BC3 Doctoral Researcher
Sean Goodwin is a La Caixa INPhINIT doctoral research fellow working on climate change adaptation, nature-based solutions and cities.
Sascha Mahawelatanne Goonesekera
BC3 Guest Researcher
Sascha Goonesekera is a guest researcher at BC3 and is working towards a MA degree in International Relations, specializing in International Security.


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