The morning session consisted of a policy simulation session using a new, custom-made interactive simulation tool. Participants interacted in a virtual environment in which they explored climate impact cascades and responses. The simulation process engaged them in active exploration of resilient pathways: policies to build European resilience. During the afternoon session, participants reflected on the simulation experience and discussed how to better respond to cascading climate impacts with policy/business solutions.
CASCADES identifies how the risks of climate change to countries, economies and peoples beyond Europe might cascade into Europe. It does so by analysing how these risks interact with major challenges facing European societies. We are working with a diverse range of stakeholders – both within and outside Europe – to support the design of a coherent European policy framework to address these risks. The project has been funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 821010.