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 synthesizes project findings suitable for awareness raising and are readily communicable to a wide audience, and relevant for policy negotiations.

This project receives funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007- 2013) under the grant agreement 282746. The consortium is coordinated by the German Climate Service Center.

SEI’s role in the project is to contribute to Work Package 5 on decision-making under uncertainty tools and guidance on uses, and to Work Package 11 on cross-sectoral analysis and synthesis. SEI is also supporting dissemination activities by encouraging other partners to share details of their case studies on weADAPT, see: SEI is also supporting dissemination activities by encouraging other partners to share details of their case studies on weADAPT .