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1 JPI Connecting Climate Knowledge for Europe (JPI Climate) Towards collaborative practiceoriented climate research in Europe Petra Zagar JPI Climate Governing Board

2 What is Joint Programming Initiative (JPI)? The joint programming concept was introduced by the European Commission in July 2008 to support implementation of the European Research Area.

3 The role of JPIs in the European Research Area The objective of the joint programming concept is to increase the value of relevant national and EU R&D funding by concerted and joint planning, implementation and evaluation of national research programmes

4 JPI Climate: Point of Departure and Motivation Climate Research in Europe Predominantly natural-science based Weak link between knowledge production and application (science and decision-makers)

5 JPI Climate is a structured process on a voluntary basis and in a partnership approach to coordinate climate research and fund new transnational research initiatives.

6 JPI Climate aims to respond to the knowledge needs of policy and the European society at large to address climate change provides a platform to align national research priorities according to a jointly agreed Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) facilitates the coordination, collaboration and exploitation of synergies in climate change research connects different disciplinary approaches in natural and social sciences; top researchers and research groups from different European countries; and scientific insights with the demands of policy makers, decision makers and other stakeholders

7 The added value of JPI Climate Enhanced societal relevance Higher scientific quality Long-term continuity High level commitment Stronger global position

8 JPI Climate partners 12 Member Countries Finnland 5 Associated Members ERA4CS partners + European Commission + Partner Institutions (EEA, ECRA, ESA, NordForsk) Ireland Great Britain Netherlands Belgium Norway Luxembourg Denmark Germany Sweden Czech Republic Poland Estonia Latvia Lithuania Slovakia Belarus Moldova Ukraine Russia France Switzer/ land Austria Slovenia Hungary Romania Portugal Spain Croatia Bosnia/ Serbia Herze- Bulgaria govina Monte- Italy negro Macedonia Albania Turkey Greece Malta

9 JPI Climate SRIA: 3 challenges + Strategic Mechanism Challenge 1: Understanding the processes and consequences of climate change Challenge 2: Improving knowledge on climate-related decision-making processes and measures Challenge 3: Researching sustainable societal transformation in the context of climate change Strategic Mechanism: Connecting people, problems and solutions in a systemic approach

10 JPI Climate governance structure GOVERNING BOARD (GB) CENTRAL SECRETARIAT (CS) ExCom 1 Chair & 4 Members Co-leaders of Action Groups Informal Group of AG Speakers ACTION GROUPS (AG) SRIA SCOPING FORUM Transdisciplinary Advisory Board (TAB)

11 Current and future opportunities 2016/2017 ERA-NET COFUND on Climate Services Roadmap: Cross-sector impact assessments (evaluation, comparison and integration) (2017) CSA on Widening international cooperation activities on climate adaptation and mitigation (Horizon 2020, Societal Challenge 5, Work Programme 2017)

12 Two main challenges addressed by this CSA Strengthening JPI Climate globally through international cooperation: connecting climate knowledge for Europe and beyond Strengthening the JPI Climate partnership in Europe through widening participation: Reducing the innovation divide in Europe and fostering inclusiveness

13 CSA: partners and some figures Austria Belgium (coordinator) Germany (Estonia) France Italy The Netherlands (co-leading the action) Slovenia Spain UK Potentially all other JPI Climate members 4 years starting mid/end 2017 EUR 2 million in the Work Programme - however other amounts can be proposed Proposal deadline: March 2017 Workshop 5/6 October 2016 to prepare proposal for JPI Climate Governing Board (end Nov.)

14 CSA: preliminary overall structure WP1: Coordination and Management Lead BE-NL WP2: JPI Climate- Widening the platform (Aligning R&I agendas on more European areas) Consolidating and widening JPI Climate. WP3: promote greater visibility, complementarity and structuring of research & expertise to address global challenges more effectively and efficiently Strategic Opening of JPI Climate to the World WP4: Strategic international focused actions Flagship Action Other Actions Strengthening and widening JPI Climate

15 CSA: WP2 Widening the platform Aims: Strengthen link between the partners and extending the JPI Climate partnership to other countries Consolidating the current JPI climate partners Strengthening the platform role of JPI Climate Extending partnership focus on East European countries; Develop regional networks; Build on existing networks Ideas: Explore the use of the EC instruments (Structural funds, European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) Organise workshops, visits, meetings, involving Brussels-based research organisations Tasks will build up on previous efforts to widen towards Eastern European countries, through direct contacts, workshops and liaison efforts of JPI Climate.

16 THANK YOU Petra Zagar

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