The project „CCCapMig – Climate change adaptation and protection from natural hazards: Capacity building for people with migration background in Austria“ aims at exploring the knowledge and risk perception of migrant groups about climate change and natural hazards in Austria. Its objectives are to close the research gap on this topic and to develop target-group oriented measures and recommendations for enhancing the capactiy of migrant groups to adapt to climate change and strengthen disaster risk reduction in the context of natural hazards on individual an community level. The focus oft he project lies on water-related natrual hazards like floods, debris flows, intense rain which will very likely change either in terms of frequency, magnitude or seasonality due to anticipates alterations of percipitation patterns.

Rahmen: March 2016 – December 2018

Auftraggeber_in: Austrian Climate Research Program – ACRP

Kooperationspartner_in: University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences – Institute of Landscape Planning (Project Lead), Umweltbundesamt – UBA (Environment Agency Austria – EAA), Institute of Mountain Risk Engineering (IAN), Bundesanstalt für Bergbauernfragen – BABF (Federal Institute for Less-Favoured and Mountainous Areas, Vienna)

Aufgabenbereich: field research in the case study areas (interviews, focus groups)