Climate Economics and Risk Management

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Climate Economics and Risk Management 

DTU Management - Sustainability DivisionResearch - Climate Economics and Risk Management Section

We develop decision-support to assess the socio-economic consequences of the preventive measures and impacts of climate change.

The impacts of climate change can have immense impact on the society. We provide mitigation and adaptation strategies and policy recommendations to improve the resilience of society to climate change events.

The Climate Economics and Risk Management Section addresses research questions relating to the dynamics of hydro-meteorological extremes and resulting consequences to social welfare: We contribute to assessing the impact, frequency and damage costs of climate change events. By developing and evaluating alternative scenarios, identifying economic, social, environmental vulnerabilities we address the main scientific challenges for effective adaptation and mitigation research.

Our key research activities spans from local to global and include the development of new frameworks to support adaptation and emergency management in cities and coastal areas. Furthermore, we develop user-oriented climate information services aimed at decision-makers, businesses and the civil society.

We consider wellbeing and financial consequences for humans as well as the effects for companies and governments in the framing of the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

The section features a team of researchers with a combined expertise in economics and geography creating integrated solutions to current societal challenges together with stakeholders.

If you are interested in a partnership or opportunities to collaborate with us, contact our Head of Section here.