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IMPRESSIONS : Impacts and Risks from High-End Scenarios: Strategies for Innovative Solutions


IMPRESSIONS will focus on five multi-sectoral case studies at global, European and regional/local scales to quantify and explain the consequences of high-end climate scenarios for 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. Major outcomes of IMPRESSIONS will include: (i) the development of effective knowledge exchange mechanisms to ensure mutual learning and enhanced decision-maker capacity to take up the project’s recommendations; and, (ii) a knowledge network and information hub that helps to embed the project’s results in current and future adaptation and mitigation practices and fulfils a key role in the sharing and dissemination of data, information, knowledge and empirical evidence to improve decision-making capacity for dealing with high-end scenarios.

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University of Oxford

• Fundacao da Faculdade de Ciencias da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal • Stiftelsen the Stockholm Environment Institute, Sweden • Wageningen Universiteit, The Netherlands • Danish Meteorological Institute, Denmark • Finnish Environment Institute, Finland • University of Edinburgh, UK • Dutch Research Institute For Transitions BV, The Netherlands • Cranfield University, UK • Jill Jäger, Austria • Scuola Superiore di Studi universitari e di perfezionamento Sant'Anna, Italy • Prospex bvba, Belgium • Pensoft Publishers Ltd, Bulgaria • Fundatia Pentru Tehnologia Informatiei Aplicata in Mediu, Agricultura si Schimbari Globale, Romania • University of Kassel, Germany • David Tàbara, Spain • Central European University, Hungary • University of Paris 1 La Sorbone, France • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK • Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, Switzerland • Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany • Iodine SPRL, Belgium • Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy • University of Salzburg, Austria

Source of funding
European Union FP7

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High-end climate scenarios, Integrated Climate Governance strategies, adaptation and mitigation pathways, cost benefit analysis, integrated assessment methods, transition management approach


01-Nov-2013 to 31-Oct -2018

Climate impacts

Droughts, Extreme Temperatures, Flooding, Ice and Snow, Sea Level Rise, Storms, Water Scarcity


Sector Policies, Adaptation Measures and Actions, Observations and Scenarios, Adaptation Plans and Strategies, Vulnerability Assessment


Agriculture, Biodiversity, Buildings, Coastal areas, Disaster Risk Reduction, Energy, Financial, Forestry, Health, Marine and Fisheries, Transport, Urban, Water management

Geographic characterization


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