JPI “Connecting Climate Knowledge for Europe

The Joint Programming InitiativeJPI 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.

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Transformations to sustainability programme – T2S

The Transformations to Sustainability Programme (T2S) is a research initiative of the International Social Science Council (ISSC),[1] implemented in partnership with members of the Belmont Forum. [2]

The programme supports research to help advance transformations to more sustainable and equitable societies around the globe. It aims at providing a deeper understanding of the processes and impacts of the transformative social change in the context of global environmental change. It facilitates the creation of solutions to the problems of environmental change and sustainability, in the context of social and cultural diversity as well as promotes the use of the best knowledge about social transformations by researchers, educators, policy makers, practitioners, the private sector and citizens. 

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