This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 284369

Project ICAD

  • Climate Related Information Climate Related Information
  • Adaptation Research Adaptation Research
  • Project ICAD Project ICAD Informing Climate Adaptation Decisions



About Project ICAD

Based in the Sustainability Research Institute at the University of Leeds, Project ICAD is an ERC funded project to the tune of 1.045 million euros.

Project ICAD is a prestigious 4 year European Research Council funded project entitled Advancing Knowledge Systems to Inform Climate Adaptation Decisions.

Adaptation to climate variability and change represents an important challenge for the sustainable development of society. Informing climate-related decisions will require new kinds of information and new ways of thinking and learning to function effectively in a changing climate. Adaptation research requires integration across disciplines and across research methodologies. Currently, we lack the critical understanding of which kinds of knowledge systems can most effectively harness science and technology for long-term sustainable adaptation. Project ICAD sets out to address these decision-making processes.


Latest News

10.08.16 SRI Briefing note 9 "Use of Climate Projections in Local Adaptation Planning: Lessons from England & Germany" by Susanne Lorenz, Suraje Dessai, Piers M. Forster and Jouni Paavola.

28.07.16 New open access paper "Adaptation planning and the use of climate change projections in local government in England and Germany" by Susanne Lorenz, Suraje Dessai, Piers M. Forster, and Jouni Paavola doi:10.1007/s10113-016-1030-3

18.04.16 ICAD Working Paper No. 10 / SRI Paper No. 96 now available: "Is co-producing science for adaptation decision-making a risk worth taking?" by James Porter and Suraje Dessai.

02.11.15 New open access paper "The right stuff? informing adaptation to climate change in British Local Government" by James J. Porter, David Demeritt and Suraje Dessai published in Global Environmental Change (was ICAD working paper 6).