Content & Methods

COIN draws a clear picture for each of the 13 fields of activity on cost sensitivities, their exposure to climate change and the resulting impact chains. COIN follows a scenario-driven approach which takes into account that climate-sensitive assets are going to change over time and by this massively alter vulnerability towards the climatic damage triggers that are to be elaborated. The project's core question thus investigates how Austria will look alike in 2030/2050/2070/2100 with regard to climate-sensitive assets (tangible as well as intangible like public health or biodiversity & ecosystem services) and economic activities and thus potential direct and indirect costs of climate impacts. Therefore, 'Shared Socio-economic Pathways' including 'Shared Policy Assumptions' are set up forming the basis for raising the sectoral assumptions on asset development. A detailed workflow of the project tasks is shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1: The three phases of COIN's workflow.