EPA leaflet highlighting Irish involvement with European Joint Programme Initiative on 'Climate Change – Connecting Climate Change Knowledge for Europe'
Summary: EPA leaflet highlighting Irish involvement with European Joint Programme Initiative on 'Climate Change – Connecting Climate Change Knowledge for Europe'
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Ireland, along with 12 countries has joined JPI Climate and is represented by the Environmental Protection Agency. JPI Climate is a European initiative concerning the coordination of climate research funding. ‘Climate knowledge’ in a rather broad sense, includes all kinds of scientific knowledge on causes, consequences, cost, risks and benefits of climate change, as well as possible responses.
JPI Climate intends to contribute to highly coordinated knowledge development by improving the scientific expertise on climate
change risks and adaptation options, and also by connecting that knowledge with decision-making on safety and major investments in climate-vulnerable sectors in Europe.
The main objective of JPI Climate is to provide integrated knowledge and information on climate change to support decision making and advance societal goals on climate change. In doing so it aims to respond to the needs of policy, decision makers and European society in general. To do this, JPI Climate provides a platform to facilitate the coordination, collaboration and exploitation of climate change research across Europe. It aims to enhance synergies and reduce fragmentation of efforts and duplication. It will thereby help underpin effective efforts to address the challenges of climate change.
JPI Climate is based on shared research objectives and alignment of national research priorities in a joint Strategic Research Agenda (SRA). This will complement and work with other European initiatives such as Horizon 2020, Climate KIC, ERANETs and ESFRI projects.
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