Nadejda Komendantova, the Cooperation and Transformative Governance Research Group leader, and Dmitry Erokhin, a researcher at IIASA, prepared a case study on the application of science, technology and innovation solutions to increase participation in climate change adaptation. In this case study, they discuss best-practice solutions as well as their internal and external validity. The case study served as an input to the 9th Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals held on May 9-10, 2024, at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York.

New York, USA – May 10, 2024 – Nadejda Komendantova, the Cooperation and Transformative Governance Research Group leader, and Dmitry Erokhin, a researcher at IIASA, prepared a case study on the application of science, technology and innovation solutions to increase participation in climate change adaptation. The case study served as an input to Session 2: Strengthening scientific cooperation, technology and knowledge sharing and accelerating innovation for integrated climate action (SDG13) of the 9th Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals held on May 9-10, 2024, at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York.

The authors analysed participatory elements in national climate change adaptation policies and determined that the application of science, technology, and innovation (STI) solutions plays a crucial role in increasing and enhancing participation in climate change adaptation. By leveraging advanced technologies, scientific research, and innovative approaches, it becomes possible to engage a wider range of stakeholders, improve decision-making processes, and implement effective adaptation measures. In this case study, the authors discuss best-practice solutions they encountered in German policies as well as their internal and external validity.

“The application of science, technology, and innovation solutions in climate change adaptation is essential for building resilience, enhancing participation, and fostering sustainable development. The best practices highlighted in this case study demonstrate the diverse ways in which STI solutions are being leveraged to address climate challenges. By continuously evaluating their internal and external validity and identifying opportunities for additional applications, countries and stakeholders can further advance their climate change adaptation efforts, ultimately contributing to a more resilient and sustainable future,” state the authors.

To read more on the 9th Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals click here.

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The case study was conducted as part of the EU-funded AGORA (A Gathering place to cO-design and co-cReate Adaptation) project, which aims to enhance collective resilience against climate change by establishing community-based adaptation practices in various social, economic and political contexts.

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