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Toward an integrated analysis of mitigation and adaptation: some preliminary findings

  • Thomas J. WilbanksEmail author
  • Paul Leiby
  • Robert Perlack
  • J. Timothy Ensminger
  • Sherry B. Wright
Original Article

Abstract

Between 1999 and 2003, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) made a preliminary effort to integrate an analysis of mitigation and adaptation to climate change impact vulnerabilities in two ways: top-down and bottom-up. This paper briefly describes these early experiments and summarizes their findings, both about climate change vulnerability reduction and about the challenges of integrated analysis, expanding upon results previously reported [Wilbanks et al. (Environment 45/5:28–38, 2003); ORNL (Integrated analysis of mitigation and adaptation as responses to concerns about impacts of global climate change, ORNL Working paper 2003); ORNL and CUSAT 2003; Wilbanks 2005].

Keywords

Adaptation Climate change impacts Integrated analysis Mitigation Responses Scale Vulnerablity 

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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, B.V. 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas J. Wilbanks
    • 1
    Email author
  • Paul Leiby
    • 1
  • Robert Perlack
    • 1
  • J. Timothy Ensminger
    • 1
  • Sherry B. Wright
    • 1
  1. 1.Environmental Sciences DivisionOak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA

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