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State of the art tools, data & analytics informing European climate risk assessment


Pathways for climate resilient development


Co-developing knowledge with stakeholders

SPARCCLE is a Horizon Europe project that is co-developing modelling tools with policymakers, scientists and civil society to support us all in making better decisions to reduce the risks and build resilience within the society and economy of Europe in the face of climate change.

Understanding Europe’s climate risk through stress test scenarios

Stress test scenarios explore the implications of exceptional, yet plausible, changes in risk factors. SPARCCLE will co-design Stress Test Scenarios with key stakeholders, to explore high impact components of the socioeconomic risks of climate change in Europe. We will demonstrate and accelerate the application of this established method from the finance community across other sectors.

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Co-developing knowledge with stakeholders

By engaging policymakers, public and private sector stakeholders, and scientific experts throughout the project, SPARCCLE aims to deliver actionable insights and recommendations for policymakers at all levels, businesses, and the civil society based on state-of-the-art science. This involves iterative activities through the project lifetime such as co-design of scenarios, validation of results, and capacity building.

Working with the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC)

SPARCCLE and JRC have partnered to bilaterally strengthen the work of both in the assessment of socioeconomic risks of climate change.
A number of activities are planned, including specific research on biomass and carbon dioxide removal, granular socioeconomic projections, climate hazards and risk assessment, and integrated assessment of socioeconomic costs and benefits.

State of the art tools, data & analytics

Tools within SPARCCLE have been widely used for over a decade in EU climate and energy policymaking and quantitative climate impacts assessment (e.g., PRIMES, GEM-E3, GLOBIOM-G4M, IMAGE, supporting DG CLIMA and DG ENER).

In SPARCCLE, they will be extensively improved to more consistently include scenarios of climate change impacts (on the energy and land-use sectors, and socioeconomic development), multi-dimensional vulnerabilities, monetisation of climate impacts, cross-sectoral effects, and adaptation measures.