The JPI Climate Governing Board members met for the 17th Governing Board (GB) meeting on 15-16 of May 2019 in Helsinki, Finland. It was a 2 days event focusing on implementation actions of the 2nd SRIA Scoping Forum Symposium including a discussion on the cross-cutting issues, such as the role of JPI Climate and the European Commission through HorizonEU in supporting strategic initiatives in climate science, and the strategic directions for JPI Climate.
The hosts of the meeting Tuula Aarnio and Heikki Mannilan Academy of Finland welcomed the meeting participants highlighting the role of this initiative in supporting the research to tackle climate change.
The Action Group (AG) co-leaders presented a state of play of the activities from the respective AG and potential future priorities and next steps.
The ERA4CS Mid-term meeting of the funded projects will take place in Brussels on 17-18 September.
Based on the results of the expert panel's evaluation and on the available funds, the AXIS Call Steering Committee funded 10 of the submitted 40 full proposals. The Kick-off meeting of the funded projects will take place in Brussels on 5-6 of November.
Upcoming joint transnational call on "Enabling Societal Transformations in the face of Climate Change (SOLSTICE) will be launched in September.
The next General Assembly of SINCERE will take place in Brussels on 22-24 October back to back with the physical meeting of the JPI Climate Transdisciplinary Advisory Board.
The workshop participants welcomed the proposal to establish Knowledge Hubs (KH) on sea level rise and Carbon Neutrality and GHG balance and the Scoping Forum Ad Hoc Working Group including the topic of climate and health as a foresight activity in the next Scoping Forum Symposium.
During the meeting, an intervention of the European Commission on the state of play of Horizon Europe negotiations, the collaboration with other JPIs, BiodivERsA and the Belmont Forum were on the agenda. The GB agreed to explore a potential collaboration in the view of a potential priority area on climate and health and create the opportunity for strategic initiatives such as the European Facility for Climate Change Research.
It was decided that the next Governing Board meeting will take place in Dublin on 26-27 of November 2019.