In a globalised world, Europe is vulnerable to climate extremes and the effects of climate change. Tropical cyclones, droughts and melting ice sheets in other parts of the world directly or indirectly impact Europe. Our focus in RECEIPT is to map these connections and to build storylines showing the effect of climate change on society and the economy. We will work closely with stakeholders to identify geographical regions worldwide where climate hazards have affected Europe in the past and may do so in the future. We will explore the consequences climate risks pose to European society and economy.

We will develop storylines that outline potential climatic shocks and their impacts. To evaluate the selected storylines, we will use the “Paris scenarios” ranging from an ambitious 1.5°C Paris Agreement implementation to a 4°C runaway climate change scenario.