HELIX was an EU-funded collaborative research project assessing the potential impacts of climate change. Scientists from 16 organisations worldwide worked together to develop a number of future scenarios of the natural and human world as a consequence of 1.5°C, 2°C and 4°C global warming.

HELIX scientists are continuing to publish our research arising from the project and communicate our results to decision makers and the public to help understand what kind of climate change impacts we wish to avoid and make adapting to our changing climate more understandable and manageable.

Helix Latest News:

Presentation: What if we miss the target?

Watch our presentation and debate at the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties, COP24, hosted by Poland in December 2018.

How can we meet the 1.5°C target and what are the consequences if we don’t?

We invite COP24 attendees to attend our side event How can we meet the 1.5°C target and what are the consequences if we don’t? on Thursday 13 December, 16.00 – 17.30 in Vienna Room, EU Pavilion (Area E). Following our very popular UN side event today  on high-end climate change impacts (click here to view the […]

The Conversation featured article: Hothouse Earth: here’s what the science actually does – and doesn’t – say

A new scientific paper proposing a scenario of unstoppable climate change has gone viral, thanks to its evocative description of a “Hothouse Earth”. Richard Betts analyses its content. Much of the media coverage suggests that we face an imminent and unavoidable extreme climate catastrophe. But as a climate scientist who has carried out similar research myself, […]

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Collaborative Partners

University of Exeter
Met Office
Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
VU University of Amsterdam
Joint Research Centre
World Food Programme
Université de Liège
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
University College London
Technical University of Crete
IGAD Centre for Climate Prediction and Application
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer