The governance structure of JPI Climate has been revised in line with its new Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda.

The principal JPI Climate governance bodies are:

  • Governing Board: All member countries are represented in the Governing Board (GB) by funding organisations relevant for JPI-related climate research. The role of the Governing Board is to guide overall strategic orientation. The Governing Board is supported by a Executive Committee that  is responsible for overseeing the operational management of the JPI Action Groups.
  • Central Secretariat: The overall coordination and day-to-day management of the initiative is supported by a Central Secretariat (CS). The CS is instructed by the GB , works closely with the Executive Committee and the JPI Climate Chair and reports to the GB. The GB elects an Executive Committee for a period of 2 years, renewable once.
  • Action Groups: The Action Groups (AG) involve representatives of the JPI members and observers. They are appointed by the Governing Board and headed by up to two members and two additional countries that are interested in participating in the AG. Action Groups are in charge of the operational and programmatic activities of the JPI themes. They prepare working papers that are to be adopted by the Governing Board. Each Action Group has a spokesperson to the GB to represent the Action Group in the Executive Committee.
  • Transdisciplinary Advisory Board: This board, consisting of national and international members from academia and from relevant stakeholder groups, advises the Governing Board on specific issues on request. This Transdisciplinary Advisory Board is an important instrument to involve relevant stakeholder groups.
  • SRIA Scoping Forum: The SRIA Scoping Forum is organised every two years as a major exchange forum for researchers and stakeholders of different horizons, all invested in, relying on, or using climate change knowledge. The SRIA Scoping Forum is preceded by a series of scoping workshops and will build upon the outcomes of these workshops. 

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Governance Structure 

Figure : Governance structure of JPI Climate

Governance Principles

  • Sustainability: Taking into account the challenges of climate change in the activities of JPI Climate, based on active reflection of operations (e.g. 'green meetings') and formulating the endeavour of constant improvement of the operations climate performance
  • Stakeholder orientation: Integrating knowledge, values and objectives of stakeholders in the implementation and operation of the JPI through the active participation of stakeholder group representatives
  • Adaptability: Responding to novel scientific insights and research requirements and to exigencies coming from societal and ecological transformations
  • Transparency: Fostering information and experience sharing; collaboration on the notions of openness, mutual learning, mutual dependency and joint creativity
  • Cost efficiency: Limiting superfluous duplication of scientific/technical and funding activities

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