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For the first time researchers use a multilevel regulatory perspective and a transdisciplinary approach of law, political science and computer science to tackle climate change adaptation.

New project links digitalization and climate change adaptation with DRR

For the first time researchers use a multilevel regulatory perspective and a transdisciplinary approach of law, political science and computer science to tackle climate change adaptation.

Lagt online: 05.05.2020

Associate professors Malayna Raftopoulos (Department of Politics and Society) and Sandra Cassotta (Department of Law) have started a new research project titled Digitalization as tool for Climate Change Adaptation in Disaster Risk Reduction in a Multilevel Regulatory Perspective.

The project proposes to link digitalization, disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation.

A response to risks and climate change

Adopting a multilevel regulatory perspective and taking a transdisciplinary approach (law, political science and computer science), this project will map the existing multi-regulatory framework applicable to the new nexus between digitalization, disaster risk reduction and adaptation. The goal of the researchers is to identify the barriers and potential opportunities to establishing a coordinated policy and legal response. 

The project will use three case studies to evaluate digitalization as a tool for climate change adaptation, reflecting its multi-level approach.

Three disciplines in play

It is the hope of the two researchers that by adopting a transdisciplinary approach, the three disciplines - Law, Political Science, and Computer Science - will interact and converge their agendas in order to identify and solve real world problems, “merging soft and hard sciences”.

Adopting such an approach is critical to developing a coordinated policy and legal response to climate change adaptation across multiples sectors and levels of governance.

Want to know more?
 

► See Malayna Raftopoulos' research profile

► See Sandra Cassotta's research profile

► See more about Department of Politics and Society

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