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Implications for Territorial Development and Challenges for the Territorial Cohesion of the European Union

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Simin Davoudi


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© 2013 by JohnWiley & Sons, Ltd. All rights reserved. At the level of the EU as whole, compared with other major economic regions in the world, Europe will be less affected by climate change. This is particularly the case for the economic core of Europe, which also has, as shown in the ESPON Climate project, a high level of mitigative and adaptive capacity. If this capacity is capitalised, it will certainly enhance the competitiveness of the EU in the global market. Another important point is that the diversity of climatic regions in Europe allows for a degree of economic adjustment. For the competitiveness of the EU as a whole, this implies that a potential loss of tourism in one part of Europe may be compensated by a potential gain in another part. Furthermore, climate mitigation and energy efficiency policies are one of the four key priorities of the renewed Lisbon Strategy. This means that through the development of knowledge base and support for research and innovation, EU action on climate change can converge with the Lisbon Strategy. Nevertheless, without effective adaptation measures, such transformations may lead to increased disparities in Europe.

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Author(s): Greiving S, Schmidt-Thome P, Davoudi S, Peltonen L, Sprague T

Editor(s): Schmidt-Thome, P; Greiving, S;

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: European Climate Vulnerabilities and Adaptation: A Spatial Planning Perspective

Year: 2013

Pages: 295-321

Print publication date: 09/08/2013

Publisher: Wiley Blackwell


DOI: 10.1002/9781118474822.ch17

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ISBN: 9781118474822