• work with decision-makers to better understand their knowledge needs and maximise their active participation in the research;
  • develop a novel stakeholder-driven methodology for the creation of an integrated set of high-end climate and more extreme socio-economic scenarios;
  • apply these scenarios to a wide range of existing and new spatially-explicit models of impacts and adaptation in five case studies covering global, European and regional/local (Scotland, Iberia and Hungary) scales;
  • embed the impacts modelling work within an integrated assessment approach which advances the analysis of multi-scale and cross-sectoral synergies and trade-offs;
  • evaluate the time- and path-dependency of adaptation and mitigation options taking account of the non-linearity, complexity and tipping points described in the scenarios and impact model results;
  • communicate the results to a broad community of stakeholders to enhance current approaches to climate change policies and actions.

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