High-End cLimate Impacts and eXtremes (HELIX)

At HELIX we are assisting decision-makers and the research community in making adaptation to our changing climate more understandable and manageable by providing a set of credible, coherent, global and regional views of different worlds at 2, 4 and 6°C, with further focus on delivering the knowledge needs of Northern Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Europe.
Here is Professor Richard Betts, the project Director at the University of Exeter and the Met Office, describing the HELIX project (1.5 minute video).

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HELIX research: Accounting for risk of tipping points implies increased carbon pricing

Accounting for the possibility of climate change tipping points in economic models leads to a substantial increase in the "optimal" carbon price, suggests a new paper published in Nature Climate Change , co-authored by HELIX researcher Tim Lenton . An overview of the study can be found in the ...

Communicating Unwelcome Climate Messages - workshop

HELIX will be holding a 2 day workshop looking to 'The Challenge of Communicating Unwelcome Climate Messages', 16-17th April in Cambridge, UK. Delegates include representatives from the UK Government, Public and Private Sector Scientists and the Private and Creative Industries.  The...

Carbon Brief writes about the consequence of overshooting the 2 degree target

Two degrees is the internationally-agreed target for limiting global warming, and has a   long history in climate policy circles .  Ambition that we can still achieve it is running high as climate negotiators gather in Lima to lay the groundwork for a potential global deal in...

HELIX presents at COP20 UN Meeting in Lima

Governments, campaigners, businesses and researchers are this week and next week meeting in Lima to finalise and support the last round of annual UN climate negotiations before December 2015’s critical meeting in Paris. T he EU and Japan are joint hosting an event that explores possible...

Call for Expressions of Interest in hosting the 3rd European Climate Change Adaptation Conference in 2017

The three EU-funded sister projects IMPRESSIONS , HELIX and RISES-AM , co-funded by FP7 of the European Union, will organise the 3 rd European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA) in 2017. Expressions of interest (EOI) for hosting the 3 rd ECCA in 2017 are invited.  EOIs...