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High-End cLimate Impacts and eXtremes

Objective

With the target of limiting global warming to 2ºC increasingly difficult to achieve, policymakers, businesses and other decision-makers need to plan to adapt to changes in climate under higher levels of global warming. This requires coherent information on the future climate conditions, and the consequences of different adaptation actions. International negotiations on limiting global warming also require clear information on the consequences of different levels of climate change. While a vast array of projections, scenarios and estimates of future climate change and its impacts already exists, much is conflicting, unclear, of unknown levels of certainty and difficult to use to inform decisions. HELIX addresses this by providing a clear, coherent, internally-consistent view of a manageable number of “future worlds” under higher levels of global warming reached under a range of circumstances, supported by advice on which aspects are more certain and which less certain. This will be delivered through groundbreaking scientific research across a range of physical, natural and social science disciplines, in close engagement with experienced users of climate change information in order to ensure appropriate focus, clarity and utility. Since international climate policy often frames climate change in terms of levels of global warming relative to pre-industrial state, our research will focus on addressing the questions “What do 4ºC and 6ºC worlds look like compared to 2ºC?” and “What are the consequences of different adaptation choices?” Our core product will a set of eight coherent global scenarios of the natural and human world at these levels of warming achieved at different rates and with different pathways of adaptation by society. A second product will provide more detailed information in three focus regions; Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa in the Northern Hemisphere and the South Asia. This will all be supported by a comprehensive analysis of confidence and uncertainty.

Field of science

  • /social sciences
  • /social sciences/economics and business

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2013-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 477 454,70
Administrative Contact
Enda Clarke (Dr.)

Participants (15)

MET OFFICE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 777 543,95
Address
Fitzroy Road
EX1 3PB Exeter
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paula Newton Newton (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 111 589
Address
Earlham Road
NR4 7TJ Norwich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fiona Meardon (Ms.)
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 510 600
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yvonne Kops (Dr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 906 548
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Vincenzo Cardarelli (Dr.)
WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME
Italy
EU contribution
€ 193 601,15
Address
Via C.g. Viola 68
00148 Rome
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Richard Choularton (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 354 600
Address
Place Du 20 Aout 7
4000 Liege
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Isabelle Halleux (Dr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 445 872
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bronislawa Domaszewska (Ms.)
SVERIGES METEOROLOGISKA OCH HYDROLOGISKA INSTITUT
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 887 250
Address
Folkborgsvaegen 1
601 76 Norrkoeping
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Monica Wallgren (Ms.)
POTSDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 686 500
Address
Telegrafenberg 31
14473 Potsdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Fanny Stahlberg (Mrs.)
UCL Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Institute for Women’s Health
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 493 900
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Giles Machell (Mr.)
POLYTECHNEIO KRITIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 298 800
Address
Building E4, Technical University Campus Counoupidiana
731 00 Chania
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ioannis Tsanis (Prof.)
IGAD CENTRE FOR CLIMATE PREDICTION AND APPLICATION
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 273 400
Address
Dagoretti Corner - Ngong Road
0100 Nairobi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Paul Ombai (Mr.)
BANGLADESH UNIVERSITY OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
Bangladesh
EU contribution
€ 250 899
Address
Palashi
1000 Dhaka
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
A.K.M. Saiful Islam (Prof.)
FOUNDATION FOR INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER
India
EU contribution
€ 278 240
Address
Hauz Khas New Delhi
110016 New Delhi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kirity Kumar Roy (Mr.)
AGENCE NATIONALE DE LA METEOROLOGIE DU SENEGAL
Senegal
EU contribution
€ 53 200,20
Address
Aeroport Leopold Sedar Senghor
Dakar
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ababacar Cissé (Dr.)