Integration of Mitigation and Adaptation

The main component of the AMICA Integration Tool is the <//a>matrix of integration measures.

With respect to integrating mitigation and adaptation, the work within AMICA focused on the three areas energy, construction, and spatial planning, i.e. those sectors where most "common ground" between adaptation and mitigation policies is expected. For example, decentralized energy supply based on renewable energies is more adapted to climate extremes as well as black-outs rather than big centralised coal-burning power plants and at the same time contributes to mitigation of climate change. Passive houses contribute to energy savings and are more adapted to heat waves. Ecologically adapted silviculture near river sources can help stabilise the local and regional water budget and can be combined with climate protection measures such as using more intensive biomass and the closing of regional economic cycles.

The AMICA Integration Tool has been developed by the four AMICA working groups with scientific support by Dr. Manfred Stock and Oliver Walkenhorst, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Potsdam, Germany.


On May 10, 2007 the AMICA Expert Hearing "Climate Protection and Adaptation - the European AMICA Project" took place during the 15th International Annual Conference of Climate Alliance in Zurich. An invitation text for the hearing can be found Link für Dateidownload folgthere [, pdf 75 KB] and Link für Dateidownload folgthere [, pdf 75 KB].

During the expert meeting, presentations held by Dr. Andreas Kress (Climate Alliance, European Secretariat) and Mr. Sjaak de Ligt (Climate Alliance Netherlands) dealt with the topic of integration of adaptation and mitigation.

Download the presentation of Dr. Andreas Kress, Link für Dateidownload folgtpdf 1.200 KB []
Download the presentation of Sjaak de Ligt, Link für Dateidownload folgtpdf 2178 KB []