SOCLIMPACT – Downscaling climate impacts and decarbonisation pathways in EU islands, and enhancing socioeconomic and non-market evaluation of Climate Change for Europe, for 2050 and beyond.

Islands are particularly vulnerable to Climate Change consequences, but the coarse spatial resolution of available projections makes it difficult to derive valid statements for islands. SOCLIMPACT aimed at modelling downscaled climate change effects and their socioeconomic impacts in European islands for 2030–2100, in the context of the EU Blue Economy sectors, and assesses corresponding decarbonization and adaptation pathways, complementing current available projections for Europe, and nourishing actual economic models with non-market assessment.

Specific Objectives:

  • Objective 1. Provide up-to-date information on the impact chains: how the CC will affect the islands of the EU.
  • Objective 2. Carry out economic modelling of climate impact chains (GINFORS, GEM-E3 and non-market indicators).
  • Objective 3. Provide science-based information on economic impacts and improve economic valuation of climate impacts.
  • Objective 4. Facilitate political decision-making for blue growth: classification and mapping of suitable adaptation strategies.

The SOCLIMPACT consortium involved partners from 12 EU islands and archipelagos:
– European Small States Islands: Cyprus and Malta;
– European islands: Fehmarn, Balearic Islands, Siciliy, Sardinia, Corsica, Crete;
– European Outermost Regions: Azores, Madeira, Canary Islands and French West Indies.

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European Union – Horizon 2020-Societal challenges

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