Testing of two tools for analysing climate change risks and cost-benifit analysis of climate change adaptation in relation to road investment and maintenance operations

Western Norway Research Institute and Menon Economics will test and evaluate two existing tools; one for the assessment of climate change risks and vulnerability (the QuickScan tool) and a cost-benefit assessment tool for analysing climate change adaptation measures (developed in the DETECTOR project). The tools will be tested out for the highway E-39 between Agder and Sogn and Fjordane.



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Research Professor
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Researcher and PhD student
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