Impetus4Change (I4C) is a Horizon research project where climate, city and social experts work together to improve the quality and accessibility of climate information in cities and regions.
Despite the increased awareness surrounding the climate crisis, there is still an information gap regarding the time scales at which action must be taken in order to avert the worst impacts of global warming. Cities across the globe are currently facing many negative impacts due to climate change, namely extreme weather events and their aftereffects. This poses many risks as the extreme weather events combined with as densely populated areas can result in catastrophic population loss. Urban decision-making requires tailored science-based climate information and services at the local scale to support adaptation and planning efforts to deal with climate change impacts. In line with the EU’s Mission on Adaptation to Climate Change for a “climate prepared and resilient Europe” by 2030, I4C aims to improve the quality, accessibility and usability of near-term climate information and services at local to regional scales.
Bridging disciplinary divides, I4C builds a close collaboration between research organisations in the fields of climate and social science. To help Europe accelerate the Green Transition to a carbon-free society by 2050, I4C aims to realise climate adaptation services for European cities.
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