The JPI Climate Governing Board members met for the sixteenth Governing Board (GB) meeting on November 26-28 at the National Science and Technology Museum in Madrid, Spain. It was a 2 days event focusing on implementation actions following up on the 1st SRIA Scoping Forum Symposium including a discussion on the IPCC 1.5°C special report, and foresight activities to be considered in the next cycle of the Scoping Forum.
The Governing Board members were welcomed by JPI Climate Chair Frank McGovern and the host Estrella Fernandez Garcia from the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. A potentially new member of JPI Climate was welcomed from the Ministry of Higher Education, Youth and Sports from the Czech Republic that presented its letter of intent to join the JPI Climate partnership. Slovenia was also welcomed as a new full member of JPI Climate by signing the respective Memorandum of Understanding.
During the meeting, an intervention of the European Commission on the state of play of Horizon Europe negotiations, the collaboration with other JPIs, Copernicus and the Belmont Forum were on the agenda.
At this meeting the composition of the new Transdisciplinary Advisory Board was presented and a first meeting announced for early January in Brussels. A discussion on the strategic direction of JPI Climate including ideas for the development of knowledge hubs in key areas were reserved for the end of day two.
It was decided that the next Governing Board meeting will take place in Helsinki mid-May 2019.