Kick-off meeting of the project "Long-term socio-economic forecasting for Hungary"

The kick-off meeting of the project “Long-term socio-economic forecasting for Hungary” was held on 23 June 2015, in the main assembly hall of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. As an activity implemented by its Climate Change Programme, the Centre for Economic and Regional Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences contributes to Hungary’s long-term (i.e. 2050) climate change adaption by modelling the country’s social and economic development paths. The results obtained in the project will complement the information contained in the National Adaptation Geoinformatic System (NAGiS).

Besides conducting literature review, methodological development and model building the project will extend NAGiS by feeding into it new socio-economic data forecasts. The project will research how spatial socio-economic processes and climate change affect each other in the fields of demography, economy and land use. These will be measured and quantified in different geographic and time scales. Besides quantitative results the project will develop recommendations relating to the usage of information fed into the NAGiS, in order to contribute to the further improvement of the policy-making process for climate change adaptation.