Goals

1. Compile the already observable evidence of impacts of climate change on biodiversity in the EU25.

2. Review and meta-analyse existing projections of the impact of climate change on biodiversity in the EU25 up to 2050.

3. Further develop a series of biodiversity and habitat models that address biodiversity impacts, and are capable of calculating the consequences of the changes in the trends in drivers as specified by the narrative scenarios provided by the IPCC.

4. Review the state-of-the-art in the methods currently available to assess the probable future impacts of climate change on biodiversity.

5. Identify those climate change adaptation and mitigation measures which are most likely to have significant potential for adverse impact on biodiversity, and identify which habitat types and species groups are most at risk from these adaptation and mitigation measures.

6. Identify policy options particularly at the EU and the regional level to prevent and minimise negative impacts from climate change and from climate change adaptation and mitigation measures.

7. Improve methods to identify those habitat types most at risk from predicted climate change, as well as those habitat types which potentially buffer against the impacts of climate change.