JPI Climate „Connecting Climate Knowledge for Europe“

JPI Climate contributes to a highly coordinated knowledge development by improving the scientific expertise on climate change risks and adaptation options, and by connecting that knowledge with decision-making on safety and major investments in climate-vulnerable sectors in Europe.

Europe aspires to be the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world, capable of sustainable economic development with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion. Climate change alters the conditions under which these ambitions are to be realized. This generates new challenges, including the need to transform energy systems away from a dependence on fossil fuels and the need to protect European citizens, business and nature from climate risks.

Research, knowledge dissemination and innovation are crucial in helping to confront these challenges and generate new opportunities for sustainable development.

Climate change is a complex reality, which affects European society at large. Understanding and responding to climate change requires coordinated and large-scale European efforts, in research, innovation and governance.

JPI Climate

  • provides the platform where these objectives can be met, aligning national research priorities according to a jointly agreed Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) with the aim of complementing and supporting initiatives at the European level (ERANETs, FP8, Climate KIC, ESFRI Projects).
  • facilitates the coordination, collaboration and exploitation of synergies while working against fragmentation and duplication of efforts. Coordination of the research base secured through national resources will help underpin European efforts to confront climate change.
  • aims to respond to the needs of policy and decision makers and the European society at large for knowledge-based information and services to address climate change. The main objective of this programme is to provide integrated climate knowledge and decision support services for societal innovation.
  • is innovative in its interdisciplinary approach in connecting natural- with socio-economic sciences and it is guided, coordinated and managed through a flexible collaborative governance mechanism.

JPI Climate is build upon four modules:

  1. Moving towards Reliable Decadal Climate Predictions
  2. Researching Climate Service Development and Deployment
  3. Sustainable Transformations of Society in the Face of Climate Change
  4. Improving Tools for Decision-Making under Climate Change

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