Extreme Climate Change: Impacts, Risks and Strategies for Innovative Solutions in Hungary: Closing workshop of IMPRESSIONS Hungarian Case Study on Thursday

December 4, 2018

The IMPRESSIONS EU FP7 project  (November 2013 to October 2018)  will have its closing workshop on the Hungarian Case study led by Laszlo Pinter at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences this Thursday, December 6, 2018.

The main research findings of the Hungarian Case Study were summarized in a Policy Brief.

The IMPRESSIONS project researched what a future above 2°C could look like, which we define as “high-end climate change”. The project also assessed what decisions we can take to help reduce the impacts of such high-end climate change. However, climate change isn’t the only problem the world faces; we live in a world with poverty, poor health, water shortages, a lack of food security, land degradation, resource depletion, mounting social inequalities and weak governance systems. These global problems are all closely interlinked and our current solutions for tackling them tend to be over-simplistic.

IMPRESSIONS has modelled the possible impacts of high-end climate change combined with other key global challenges for five case studies across Europe and Central Asia. Stakeholders have helped develop a vision for what we want the year 2100 to look like, as well as pathways and concrete guidelines for action to move society closer to this vision of a sustainable future.

The final IMPRESSIONS stakeholder workshop took place on 25-27 April 2018, in Tiszafüred, Hungary with the participation of about 60 stakeholders and project partners from all over Europe. This video summerizes the major outcomes and lessons learnt:

Detailed information about the project and its workshops are available under the project website and this link.

The project has also launched an Information Hub on the topic: 
This new online resource is to provide a scientifically robust and policy-relevant understanding of the nature and scale of more extreme and long-term consequences of climate and socio-economic change, and guide the use of this knowledge by decision-makers working on adaptation, mitigation and sustainable development.