Connecting micro and macro: bringing case-studies and model-based approaches together in analysing patterns of vulnerability to global environmental change

Dijk, J.W.M. van


The objective of this project is to build bridges between quantitative system dynamic simulation models that are developed at PBL (IMAGE/GISMO) and qualitative case-studies by attempting to upscale lessons learned from local case-studies through Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and by down-scaling Integrated Assessment Models (IAMS) through cluster analysis of model outcomes. In this way a contribution can be made to the refinement of the IAMs and the better targeting of adaptation policies to global change.