The Joint Programming Initiative – JPI Climate is a pan-European intergovernmental initiative, bringing together European countries to jointly coordinate climate research and fund new transnational research initiatives that provide useful climate knowledge and services for post-COP21 Climate Action.
JPI Climate aims at responding to the knowledge needs of the policy and the European society at large to address climate change, and to:
JPI Climate furthermore:Foster an excellent science base, world-class research infrastructures and a new generation of researchers;
- Cooperate with partners in advanced, emerging and developing countries;
- Achieve greater impacts through involvement of the public and private sectors in knowledge creation and mobilisation;
- Innovate with the end-users on societal transformation for resilience and sustainability.
JPI Climate furthermore:
- Provides a platform to align national research priorities according to a jointly agreed Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) with the aim of complementing and supporting initiatives at the European level (ERA-NETs, Horizon 2020, Climate KIC, ESFRI Projects, Copernicus),
- Facilitates the coordination, collaboration and exploitation of synergies in climate change research, learning and innovation while working against fragmentation and duplication of efforts,
- Connects different disciplinary approaches in natural and social sciences leading to interdisciplinary research efforts of higher quality and relevance,
- Connects top researchers and research groups from different European countries, leading to high quality and efficient research efforts, long term collaborations and a stronger global position,
- Connects scientific insights with the demands of policy makers, decision makers and other stakeholders from local to international levels, leading to more effective policies.