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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.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/forestry
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/atmospheric sciences/climatology/climatic changes

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2011
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM GEESTHACHT ZENTRUM FUR MATERIAL- UND KUSTENFORSCHUNGGMBH
Address
Max Planck Strasse 1
21502 Geesthacht
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 730 165,50
Administrative Contact
Hans-Jörg Isemer (Dr.)

Participants (28)

POTSDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 211 990,03
Address
Telegrafenberg 31
14473 Potsdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Fred Fokko Hattermann (Dr.)
UNI RESEARCH AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 241 092
Address
Nygardsgaten 112
5008 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Arne Svindland (Mr.)
METEOROLOGISK INSTITUTT
Norway
EU contribution
€ 223 125
Address
Henrik Mohns Plass 1
0313 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jan Erik Haugen (Dr.)
SVERIGES METEOROLOGISKA OCH HYDROLOGISKA INSTITUT
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 437 035
Address
Folkborgsvaegen 1
601 76 Norrkoeping
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lars Bärring (Dr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 438 494,80
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kris Engelen (Mr.)
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 268 550
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Giovanni Addamo (Dr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 282 379,20
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Armella Longrez (Mrs.)
METEO-FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 249 450
Address
Avenue De Paris 73
94165 Saint Mande Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Frédéric Avril (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 215 804
Address
Universitatsplatz 3
8010 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andreas Gobiet (Dr.)
JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 372 092,75
Address
Leonhardstrasse 59
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Franz Prettenthaler (Dr.)
INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE
Austria
EU contribution
€ 337 125
Address
Schlossplatz 1
2361 Laxenburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Monica Manchanda (Ms.)
DANMARKS METEOROLOGISKE INSTITUT
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 162 564
Address
Lyngbyvej 100
2100 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Søren Henriksen (Mr.)
KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS METEOROLOGISCH INSTITUUT-KNMI
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 190 235
Address
Utrechtseweg 297
3731 GA De Bilt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Annemarie Koot (Ms.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 482 326,25
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nies Springer (Ms.)
POLYTECHNEIO KRITIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 190 180
Address
Building E4, Technical University Campus Counoupidiana
731 00 Chania
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Argyro Vaidaki (Ms.)
PAUL WATKISS ASSOCIATES LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 881,25
Address
Islip Road 18
OX2 7SN Oxford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paul Watkiss (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 129 499,60
Address
Quartier Unil-centre Bâtiment Unicentre
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anne-Emmanuelle De Crousaz (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 213 435
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yan Qiao (Ms.)
SEI OXFORD OFFICE LIMITED*STOCKHOLMENVIRONMENT INSTITUTE OXFORD OFFICE SEI LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 122 866
Address
Banbury Road 266
OX2 7DL Oxford
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Sukaina Bharwani (Dr.)
MET OFFICE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 55 003
Address
Fitzroy Road
EX1 3PB Exeter
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paula Newton (Ms.)
MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT
Maldives
EU contribution
€ 39 975
Address
Handhuvaree Hingun
20392 Male
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ali Shareef (Mr.)
BANGLADESH CENTRE FOR ADVANCED STUDIES ASSOCIATION
Bangladesh
EU contribution
€ 45 285
Address
House 10 Road 16 A Gulshan 1
1212 Dhaka
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Atiq Rahman (Dr.)
INTERNATIONAL WATER MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE IWMI
Sri Lanka
EU contribution
€ 92 855,40
Address
127 Sunil Mawatha
10120 Colombo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Amol Khisty (Mr.)
STICHTING WETLANDS INTERNATIONAL
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 92 613
Address
Horapark 9
6717 LZ Ede Gld
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Maria Stolk (Ms.)
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 156 730,80
Address
Avenue Appia 20
1211 Geneve
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Brian Elliott (Dr.)
INSTITUTE OF WATER MODELLING
Bangladesh
EU contribution
€ 72 000
Address
Road 32 House 496
1206 Dhaka
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Abu Saleh Khan (Mr.)
AFRICAN CENTRE OF METEOROLOGICAL APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT
Niger
EU contribution
€ 85 200
Address
Avenue Des Ministeres 85
13184 Niamey
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hamza Iro (Mr.)
GCF - GLOBAL CLIMATE FORUM EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 88 047
Address
Neue Promenade 6
10178 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Elke Henning (Ms.)