Connecting Climate Knowledge for Europe (JPI Climate)
Europe aspires to be the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world, aiming for sustainable economic development, greater social cohesion and more and better jobs. Climate change alters the conditions under which these ambitions are to be realized, affecting European society at large.
JPI Climate is a collaboration between 17 European countries to coordinate jointly their climate research and fund new transnational research initiatives. Transnational coordination of the research base aims to overcome research fragmentation, to make better use of precious public R&D resources and to facilitate cross border collaboration between top scientists. JPI Climate connects scientific disciplines, enables cross-border research and increases science-practice interaction. By doing this, it is expected that JPI climate significantly contributes to underpinning the European efforts to respond to climate change.
Joint Calls and other activities
In 2013, JPI Climate published it first Joint Call. Two broad topics have been defined for this call: Topic 1: Societal Transformation in the Face of Climate Change, and Topic 2: Russian Arctic & Boreal Systems. Six projects have been awarded for topic 1, and three projects have been awarded for topic 2. Read more
The 2015 Call for Climate Services Collaborative Research action on Climate Predictability and Inter-regional Linkages aims to contribute to the overall challenge of developing climate services with a focus on inter-regional linkages role in climate variability and predictability. Read more
In 2016 the ERA-NET Cofund "European Research Area for Climate Services" (ERA4CS), designed to boost the development of efficient Climate Services (CS) in Europe, officially started. ERA4CS launched the 2016 Joint Call on Researching and Advancing Climate Services Development to enhance user adoption of and satisfaction with CS (including adaptation services). Read more
Parallel with the call, ERA4CS additional activities are planned throughout the 5 years of the ERA4CS action. These activities are dedicated to assess and develop JPI Climate activities contributing to research for CS. In a first step, an ex-post evaluation of JPI Climate activities and a mapping of others initiatives at national, European and international levels has aggregated and updated the information related to research for CS. A Report on the synergy and mismatch analysis on Research and Innovation for Climate Services has identified gaps and opportunities for research related to CS, synthesized in 4 recommendations.”
In 2018 two new activities have started: AXIS and SINCERE. JPI Climate has set up the ERA-NET Cofund AXIS to enhance integration of an array of research disciplines connected to climate research around the common goal to enhance the assessment of potential impacts of climate change on the bio-physical systems and human society. To this end AXIS plans to launch and implement a single transnational call, funded by eleven European research funders, including the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The three anticipated research areas are: (i) Cross-sectoral and cross-scale climate change impact assessments, (ii) Integration of biophysical climate change impacts estimates with economic models, and (iii) Developing pathways to achieve the long-term objectives of the Paris Agreement, taking into account interactions with SDGs closely linked to SDG 13 (“climate action”). Read more
With SINCERE (Strengthening INternational Cooperation on climatE change Research), a coordination and support action on internationalisation, JPI Climate will intensify its international collaboration activities in Africa, Latin America and beyond, while contributing to more cohesion Europe-wide, fostering especially the exchange with Eastern European countries not yet involved in the JPI Climate partnership. NWO and Wageningen University & Research are both partners involved in SINCERE. Read more