Our areas of expertise include:
Dr. Michiel Schaeffer
We work to understand the effects of climate change on the livelihoods and development perspectives of vulnerable groups. Impact and vulnerability assessments provide an important basis for identifying adaptation requirements and analysing loss and damage. By assessing the implications of impacts at different levels of warming, we gain a better understanding of the implications of different emission pathways. Small island developing states and least developed countries face enormous challenges in particular. Their physical exposure and limited adaptation options and adaptive capacity make them especially vulnerable.