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Impacts and risks from higher-end scenarios: Strategies for innovative solutions

Objective

IMPRESSIONS will provide empirically-grounded, transformative science that quantifies and explains the consequences of high-end climate scenarios for both decision-makers and society. IMPRESSIONS will develop and apply a novel participatory methodology that explicitly deals with uncertainties and strong non-linear changes focussing on high-end climate change, but also including intermediate warming levels. This new methodology will build on the representative concentration pathways (RCPs) and shared socio-economic pathways (SSPs) to create a coherent set of high-end climate and socio-economic scenarios covering multiple scales. These scenarios will be applied to a range of impact, adaptation and vulnerability models that build on theories of complex systems and address tipping elements as key characteristics of such systems. The models will be embedded within an innovative multi-scale integrated assessment approach to improve analysis of cross-scale interactions and cross-sectoral benefits, conflicts and trade-offs. Model results will inform the development of time- and path-dependent transition pathways. These will include mechanisms to foster synergies between adaptation and mitigation and will aim to build resilience in the face of uncertainty. Methods will be applied within five linked multi-sectoral case studies at global, European and regional/local scales. Stakeholders within these case studies will be fully engaged in the research process through a series of in-depth professionally facilitated workshops which maximise their active participation in defining high-end scenarios and adaptation and mitigation pathways, and in analysing the inherent risks and opportunities of new policy strategies. This will build the capacity of stakeholders to understand the risks, opportunities, costs and benefits associated with different adaptation and mitigation pathways under high-end scenarios, and how they might be effectively embedded within decision-making processes.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2013-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

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NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
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Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon Wiltshire
United Kingdom
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Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 614 499
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Liz Stansfield (Mrs.)

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FUNDACAO DA FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS DA UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA FP

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Portugal
EU contribution
€ 294 862,89
Address
Campo Grande Edificio C1 Piso 3
1749 016 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Livia Moreira (Mrs.)
STIFTELSEN THE STOCKHOLM ENVIRONMENT INSTITUTE
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 525 225
Address
Box 24218
104 51 Stockholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
åsa Swartling (Dr.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 525 750
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kasper Kok (Dr.)
DANMARKS METEOROLOGISKE INSTITUT
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 282 594
Address
Lyngbyvej 100
2100 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Torben Larsen (Dr.)
SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 547 200
Address
Latokartanonkaari 11
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Koski (Mrs.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 637 605
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Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Angela Noble (Ms.)
DUTCH RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR TRANSITIONS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 362 400
Address
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Helmi Hansma (Ms.)
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 430 134
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College Road
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Ian Holman (Dr.)
JAEGER JILL
Austria
EU contribution
€ 151 206
Address
Arbeiterstrandbadstrasse 61
1210 Wien
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Jill Jäger (Dr.)
SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO S ANNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 297 760
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Piazza Martiri Della Liberta 33
56127 Pisa
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Laura Maria Ferrari (Ms.)
PROSPEX BVBA
Belgium
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€ 717 323
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Vlugestal 6
3140 Keerbergen
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Martine Martens (Mrs.)
PENSOFT PUBLISHERS
Bulgaria
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€ 466 700
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Ul. Geo Milev 13A
1111 Sofia
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Lyubomir Penev (Prof.)
FUNDATIA PENTRU TEHNOLOGIA INFORMATIEI APLICATE IN MEDIU,AGRICULTURA SI SCHIMBARI GLOBALE
Romania
EU contribution
€ 211 200
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Sfintii Voievozi 6
010966 Bucharest
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Research Organisations
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George Cojocaru (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAET KASSEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 229 200
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Monchebergstrasse 19
34125 Kassel
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Sigrid Reinhard (Mrs.)
Joan David Tabara Villalba
Spain
EU contribution
€ 278 950
Address
Cisa 13
08338 Premia De Dalt
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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J. David Tàbara (Dr.)
KOZEP-EUROPAI EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 371 169
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Nador Utca 9
1051 Budapest
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Eva Vas (Ms.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 144 960
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Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marine Moguen-Toursel (Ms.)
LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND TROPICAL MEDICINE ROYAL CHARTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 243 312
Address
Keppel Street
WC1E 7HT London
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sue Gammerman (Mrs.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 286 800
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Harald Bugmann (Prof.)
POTSDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 271 665
Address
Telegrafenberg 31
14473 Potsdam
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hardy Seemann
IODINE SPRL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Dreve Du Rembucher 34
1170 Bruxelles
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Robert Tinch (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO-BICOCCA
Italy
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€ 51 604
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Piazza Dell'ateneo Nuovo 1
20126 Milano
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Silvio Troisi (Dr.)
PARIS-LODRON-UNIVERSITAT SALZBURG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 124 800
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Kapitelgasse 4-6
5020 Salzburg
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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John Haslett (Dr.)
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 561 999
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Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gill Wells (Ms.)
FCIENCIAS.ID - ASSOCIACAO PARA A INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO DE CIENCIAS
Portugal
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€ 136 017,11
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Campo Grande, Edificio C1, Piso 3
1749 016 Lisbon
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Livia Moreira (Mrs.)