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MECHLER Reinhard, Dr.

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Rein­hard MECHLER
Rein­hard MECHLER

Senior Research Associate

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D5.3.062
Welt­han­dels­platz 1/D5/level 3
1020 Vienna, Austria

Research Interest

  • Climate Economics

  • Risk and resilience

  • Disaster risk management

  • Climate Adaptation

  • Green Economy

Current Projects

  • Green GrowthAT

  • Flood Resilience

Recent Publications

  • Mechler R. & Bouwer, L. (2014). Reviewing trends and projections of global disaster losses and climate change: Is vulnerability the missing link? Climatic Change, Published online 12 August 2014.

  • Field, C.B., V.R. Barros, K.J. Mach, M.D. Mastrandrea, M. van Aalst, W.N. Adger, D.J. Arent, J. Barnett, R. Betts, T.E. Bilir, J. Birkmann, J. Carmin, D.D. Chadee, A.J. Challinor, M. Chatterjee, W. Cramer, D.J. Davidson, Y.O. Estrada, J.-P. Gattuso, Y. Hijioka, O. Hoegh-Guldberg, H.Q. Huang, G.E. Insarov, R.N. Jones, R.S. Kovats, P. Romero-Lankao, J.N. Larsen, I.J. Losada, J.A. Marengo, R.F. McLean, L.O. Mearns, R. Mechler, J.F. Morton, I. Niang, T. Oki, J.M. Olwoch, M. Opondo, E.S. Poloczanska, H.-O. Pörtner, M.H. Redsteer, A. Reisinger, A. Revi, D.N. Schmidt, M.R. Shaw, W. Solecki, D.A. Stone, J.M.R. Stone, K.M. Strzepek, A.G. Suarez, P. Tschakert, R. Valentini, S. Vicuña, A. Villamizar, K.E. Vincent, R. Warren, L.L. White, T.J. Wilbanks, P.P. Wong, and G.W. Yohe (2014). Technical summary. In: Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Part A: Global and Sectoral Aspects. Contribution of Working Group II to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Field, C.B., V.R. Barros, D.J. Dokken, K.J. Mach, M.D. Mastrandrea, T.E. Bilir, M. Chatterjee, K.L. Ebi, Y.O. Estrada, R.C. Genova, B. Girma, E.S. Kissel, A.N. Levy, S. MacCracken, P.R. Mastrandrea, and L.L. White (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA, pp. 35-94.

  • Chambwera, M., G. Heal, C. Dubeux, S. Hallegatte, L. Leclerc, A. Markandya, B.A. McCarl, R. Mechler, and J.E. Neumann (2014). Economics of adaptation. In: Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Part A: Global and Sectoral Aspects. Contribution of Working Group II to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Field, C.B., V.R. Barros, D.J. Dokken, K.J. Mach, M.D. Mastrandrea, T.E. Bilir, M. Chatterjee, K.L. Ebi, Y.O. Estrada, R.C. Genova, B. Girma, E.S. Kissel, A.N. Levy, S. MacCracken, P.R. Mastrandrea, and L.L. White (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA,  945-977.

  • Mochizuki, J., Mechler, R., Hochrainer-Stigler, S., Keating, A., Williges, K. (2014).  Revisiting the "disaster and development" debate - Toward a broader understanding of macroeconomic risk and resilience. Climate Risk Management 3: 39–54

  • Scolobig, A., Mechler, R., Komendantova, N., Liu, W., Schroeter, D., Patt, A. (2014). The co-production of scientific advice and decision making under uncertainty: Lessons from the 2009 L'Aquila earthquake, Italy. GRF Davos Planet@Risk, 2(2):71-76

  • Mechler, R. Bouwer, L., Linnerooth-Bayer, J., Hochrainer-Stigler, S., Aerts, J., Surminski, S. (2014). Managing unnatural disaster risk from climate extremes. Nature Climate Change 4, 235-237

  • Jongman, B., Hochrainer-Stigler, S., Feyen, L., Aerts, J., Mechler, R., Botzen, W., Bouwer, L., Pflug, G., Rojas, R., Ward, P.  (2014). Increasing stress on disaster risk finance due to large floods. Nature Climate Change 4, 264-268

  • Scrieciu, S. Chalabi, Z., Belton, V. Mechler, R. (2014). Advancing Methodological Thinking and Practice for Development-Compatible Climate Policy Planning. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change doi.org/10.1007/s11027-013-9538-z.

  • Hochrainer-Stigler, S., Mechler, R., Pflug, G., Williges, K. (2014). Funding Public Adaptation to Climate-related Disasters. Estimates for a Global Climate Fund. Global Environmental Change 25, 87-96

  • Mechler, R., Hochrainer-Stigler, S. (2014). Revisiting Arrow-Lind: Managing sovereign disaster risk. Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research 6 (1): 93-100

  • Kundzewicz, Z.W., Kanae, S., Seneviratne, S.I., Handmer, J., Nicholls, N., Peduzzi, P., Mechler, R. Bouwer, L., Arnell, N., Mach, K., Muir-Wood, R. Brakenridge, G.R., Kron, W., Benito, G., Honda, Y., Takahashi, K., Sherstyukov, B. (2013). Flood risk and climate change – global and regional perspectives. Hydrological Sciences Journal 59 (1): 1-28

  • Kull, D., Mechler, R. Hochrainer-Stigler, S. (2013). Probabilistic Cost-Benefit Anaysis of Disaster Risk   Management in a Development Context. Disasters 37(3): 374-400.

  • Rezai, A. Taylor, L., Mechler, R. (2013). Ecological Climate Economics. Climate Policy and Economic Growth. Ecological Economics 85:69-76.

  • Scrieciu, S., Rezai, A., Mechler, R. (2013). On the economic foundations of green growth discourses: the case of climate change mitigation and macroeconomic dynamics in economic modeling. WIREs Energy and Environment 2 (3): 251-268.

  • Michel-Kerjan, E., Hochrainer-Stigler, S., Kunreuther, H., Linnerooth-Bayer, Mechler, R. Muir-Wood, R., Ranger, N., Vaziri, P., and Young, M. (2012). Catastrophe Risk Models for Evaluating Disaster Risk Reduction Investments in Developing Countries. Risk Analysis 33(6): 984-999

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