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dc.contributor.authorTzilivakis, John
dc.contributor.authorWarner, Douglas
dc.contributor.authorGreen, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorLewis, Kathleen
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-10T14:48:35Z
dc.date.available2015-03-10T14:48:35Z
dc.date.issued2015-04-30
dc.identifier.citationTzilivakis , J , Warner , D , Green , A & Lewis , K 2015 , ' Adapting to climate change : Assessing the vulnerability of ecosystem services in Europe in the context of rural development ' , Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change , vol. 20 , no. 4 , pp. 547-572 . https://doi.org/10.1007/s11027-013-9507-6
dc.identifier.issn1573-1596
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 1975359
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84883691027
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-1672-5968/work/38925972
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-7666-5584/work/39070086
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0003-4511-6712/work/32370701
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-9136-9713/work/32375241
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/15607
dc.descriptionThis document is the Accepted Manuscript version. The final publication is available at Springer via https://doi.org/10.1007/s11027-013-9507-6.
dc.description.abstractOver the past decade, efforts to move towards a low carbon economy have been increasingly coupled with the acknowledgement that we also need to develop climate resilient economies, capable of adapting and responding to changes in climate. To shift society in these directions we need to quantify impacts in relation to these objectives and develop cost-effective interventions. Techniques for quantifying greenhouse gas emissions are relatively well established and enable identification of hotspots where there is emissions reduction potential. However, there are no established techniques to assess and quantify adaptation vulnerability issues and identify hotspots for intervention. This paper presents work undertaken at a European level with the objective of identifying potential hotspots where ecosystem services may be vulnerable to climate change and thus where intervention may be required under the European Rural Development Programme. A pragmatic and relatively simple approach is presented, based on data that is readily available across Europe. The vulnerability assessments cover: Water (quality: dilution and filtration, regulation: flooding and provision); soils (erosion and organic matter); and biodiversity (forest fires, migration and pollination). The framework and assessments presented are considered fit for purpose (at a basic level) and they are potentially valuable tools for targeting limited resources to achieve desirable outcomes. They also contribute towards providing a better understanding of the climate change challenges we face and support the formulation of solutions to optimally address those challenges. There is scope to further improvement and a number of options are discussed and explored within this paperen
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofMitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change
dc.subjectclimate change
dc.subjectecosystem services
dc.subjectrural development
dc.subjectadaptation
dc.subjectvulnerability
dc.titleAdapting to climate change : Assessing the vulnerability of ecosystem services in Europe in the context of rural developmenten
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Human and Environmental Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionHealth & Human Sciences Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionGeography, Environment and Agriculture
dc.contributor.institutionAgriculture and Environment Research Unit
dc.contributor.institutionAgriculture, Veterinary and Food Sciences
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