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Quantifying projected impacts under 2°C warming

Quantifying projected impacts under 2°C warming

Objective

Political discussions on the European goal to limit global warming to 2°C demands that discussions are informed by the best available science on projected impacts and possible benefits. IMPACT2C enhances knowledge, quantifies climate change impacts, and adopts a clear and logical structure, with climate and impacts modelling, vulnerabilities, risks and economic costs, as well as potential responses, within a pan-European sector based analysis. IMPACT2C utilises a range of models within a multi-disciplinary international expert team and assesses effects on water, energy, infrastructure, coasts, tourism, forestry, agriculture, ecosystems services, and health and air quality-climate interactions. IMPACT2C introduces key innovations. First, harmonised socio-economic assumptions/scenarios will be used, to ensure that both individual and cross-sector assessments are aligned to the 2°C (1.5°C) scenario for both impacts and adaptation, e.g. in relation to land-use pressures between agriculture and forestry. Second, it has a core theme of uncertainty, and will develop a methodological framework integrating the uncertainties within and across the different sectors, in a consistent way. In so doing, analysis of adaptation responses under uncertainty will be enhanced. Finally, a cross-sectoral perspective is adopted to complement the sector analysis. A number of case studies will be developed for particularly vulnerable areas, subject to multiple impacts (e.g. the Mediterranean), with the focus being on cross-sectoral interactions (e.g. land use competition) and cross-cutting themes (e.g. cities). The project also assesses climate change impacts in some of the world’s most vulnerable regions: Bangladesh, Africa (Nile and Niger basins), and the Maldives. IMPACT2C integrates and synthesises project findings suitable for awareness raising and are readily communicable to a wide audience, and relevant for policy negotiations.

Coordinator

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM GEESTHACHT ZENTRUM FUR MATERIAL- UND KUSTENFORSCHUNG GMBH

Address

Max Planck Strasse 1
21502 Geesthacht

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 730 165,50

Administrative Contact

Hans-Jörg Isemer (Dr.)

Participants (28)

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POTSDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 211 990,03

UNI RESEARCH AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 241 092

METEOROLOGISK INSTITUTT

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 223 125

SVERIGES METEOROLOGISKA OCH HYDROLOGISKA INSTITUT

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 437 035

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 438 494,80

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 268 550

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 282 379,20

METEO-FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 249 450

UNIVERSITAET GRAZ

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 215 804

JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 372 092,75

INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 337 125

DANMARKS METEOROLOGISKE INSTITUT

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 162 564

KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS METEOROLOGISCH INSTITUUT-KNMI

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 190 235

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 482 326,25

POLYTECHNEIO KRITIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 190 180

PAUL WATKISS ASSOCIATES LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 273 881,25

UNIVERSITE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 129 499,60

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 213 435

SEI OXFORD OFFICE LIMITED*STOCKHOLMENVIRONMENT INSTITUTE OXFORD OFFICE SEI LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 122 866

MET OFFICE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 55 003

MINISTRY OF HOUSING AND ENVIRONMENT

Maldives

EU Contribution

€ 39 975

BANGLADESH CENTRE FOR ADVANCED STUDIES ASSOCIATION

Bangladesh

EU Contribution

€ 45 285

INTERNATIONAL WATER MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE IWMI

Sri Lanka

EU Contribution

€ 92 855,40

STICHTING WETLANDS INTERNATIONAL

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 92 613

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 156 730,80

INSTITUTE OF WATER MODELLING

Bangladesh

EU Contribution

€ 72 000

AFRICAN CENTRE OF METEOROLOGICAL APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT

Niger

EU Contribution

€ 85 200

GCF - GLOBAL CLIMATE FORUM EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 88 047

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 282746

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2011

  • End date

    30 September 2015

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 447 372,77

  • EU contribution

    € 6 499 999,58

Coordinated by:

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM GEESTHACHT ZENTRUM FUR MATERIAL- UND KUSTENFORSCHUNG GMBH

Germany