Climate change mitigation, adaptation, and sustainable development pathways in the C40 cities

Project Details


The primary aims of this project are three-fold. First, to identify and analyze the key synergies, conflicts, and trade-offs between mitigation and adaptation strategies within the 63 member cities of the C40 Carbon Cities network. Second, to analyze the policy trade-offs between climate change planning goals and economic growth/de-growth policies and strategies. Third, to develop a rigorous framework to assess the transferability, effectiveness, efficiency, and equity of climate change planning measures and strategies.

The outputs of the research project will consist of peer-reviewed journal articles, popular press articles for the general public, specialist articles for planners, and an open-source, peer-validated database for research and practice.
Effective start/end date01/09/201231/12/2015


  • Climate change mitigation
  • Climate change adaptation
  • C40 cities
  • Integrated climate change planning

Research Output

  • 1 Conference abstract in proceeding

Synergies, Conflicts, and Trade-offs of C40 Cities Adaptation Strategies

Driscoll, P. A., De Rosa, M. & Lehmann, M., 2013, European Climate Change Adaptation conference 2013. Berhout, F., de Pater, F., Becker, J. & Löbkens, G. (eds.). Luxembourg: European Commission/German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, p. 368-369 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingConference abstract in proceedingResearchpeer-review