Turning climate commitments into action
We are feeling the impacts of climate change here and now. IMPETUS focuses on increasing our resilience. Working with local citizens, policy-makers and businesses in our demonstration sites around Europe, our teams are analysing solutions, boosting knowledge, and creating packages of adaptation measures that other communities can use as a pathway towards a climate-neutral and sustainable future.
IMPETUS was launched in October 2021 with the objective: turn climate commitments into tangible, urgent actions to protect communities and the planet.
IMPETUS in facts
Learning to predict ‘life-threatening slush’ in Norway
A ‘generalist’ among specialists: Hannah Arpke interview
European Community of Practice launch provides climate adaptation opportunities
Preparing for floods: adapting the Netherlands for climate resilience
A path towards climate resilience: the IMPETUS knowledge booster approach
As climate change intensifies, Europe seeks local ways to adapt
Sites and solutions:
Testing and knowledge building
IMPETUS has demonstration sites in 7 of Europe’s 11 biogeographical regions, where we are:
- testing solutions;
- creating ‘Resilience Knowledge Boosters’;
- engaging with local communities;
- sharing knowledge regionally and across Europe.