JPI Climate is launching its new joint transnational call SOLSTICE

Climate change is one of the most pressing global challenges facing society. It will increasingly impact society at all levels and across sectors. Climate change modifies the way we live, consume, and generally engage in society. JPI Climate believes insights from across the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) community are necessary to enable and accelerate positive transformation in the face of climate change.

That is why JPI Climate is launching its new joint transnational call for proposals:

Enabling Societal Transformation in the Face of Climate Change

JPI Climate invites the SSH community to take the lead and to submit proposals that address the societal aspects of climate change. Building on an emerging trend of research, SOLSTICE offers a transnational framework with higher levels of funding than before. The rationale for this call is outlined in the JPI Climate's 2019 White Paper on societal transformation in the face of climate change.

Our call opens the 28th of October and closes the 3rd of February 2020. We're seeking interdisciplinary contributions from consortia, which should consist of scientists from at least three participating countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Norway and the United Kingdom.

The call will address three themes:

Social justice and participation
Sense making, cultural meaning and risk perceptions
Transformative finance and economy

SOLSTICE offers an opportunity for all SSH communities to form interdisciplinary combinations and contribute to a better understanding of how climate change affects society. We want you to engage with societal actors through innovative approaches. Our aim is to support impactful projects that can trigger transformational change.

To find out more about SOLSTICE go to:

Check out the video of Dr. Frank McGovern, the Chair of JPI Climate, endorsing the SOLSTICE call.

JPI Climate Central Secretariat, Friday 15 November 2019