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Turning climate commitments into action

October 2021 - September 2025


How can we adapt to the intensifying weather conditions that threaten our way of life? From floods in Germany to wildfires in Greece and Turkey; water shortages in Northern Europe and heatwaves in Siberia, we are already experiencing events that impact people’s health, livelihoods and assets.

To help accelerate Europe’s climate adaptation strategy and meet the European Union’s ambitions to become the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050, IMPETUS was launched in October 2021. Its main objective is to turn climate commitments into tangible, urgent actions to protect communities and the planet.

With 32 partner organisations based in 9 European countries, IMPETUS is 1 of 4 EU-funded projects that are coordinating on climate adaptation.

Working with local citizens, policy-makers and businesses in our demonstration sites around Europe, the IMPETUS teams is 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.