Main Outcomes

  • A more thorough understanding of decision-makers’ needs for increasing the robustness of decisions in response to high-end climate change scenarios.
  • A set of integrated high-end climate and more extreme socio-economic scenarios covering global, European and regional/local scales.
  • Improved quantification and mapping of cross-sectoral impacts, risks and vulnerabilities associated with high-end scenarios along with consideration of their uncertainties.
  • Advances in how adaptation is modelled by incorporating a more comprehensive representation of associated constraints, triggers, time lags and consequences.
  • New models which simulate adaptation as a process by representing the behaviour of decision-makers, firms and institutions as learning and interacting agents.
  • Assessment of the robustness of current policies and the need for transformative strategies to deal with high-end scenarios.
  • A set of sustainable development transition pathways that offer options for harmonising adaptation and mitigation strategies to enable society to adapt effectively to potential impacts under high-end scenarios and across multiple scales.
  • A knowledge network and information hub to support mutual learning and enhance decision-makers’ capacity to take up the project’s recommendations.