JPI Climate aims to foster the development of coherent research activities across its membership whilst maintaining creative diversity. It aims to facilitate cross-border interactions and enable a broader level of research and innovation. JPI Climate will help ensure maximum impact from European research efforts to respond to information and analysis needs that arise from the challenge of climate variability and change.

In terms of process it will specifically contribute to:

1. Enhanced societal relevance. JPI Climate´s multi-, inter-, and trans-disciplinary nature will consolidate, strengthen and amplify current climate research and its impacts, delivering usable knowledge for decision support at all levels across public, private or community sectors.

2. Enhanced cooperation and alignment of research. Intensified cooperation between researchers from different countries, scientific traditions, disciplines and perspectives enhances
innovation and scientific quality. Enhanced alignment of research should improve the efficiency and utility of research investments, including human resources and capacity.

3. Long-term continuity. An international collaborative joint programming initiative over decades can transcend the limitations of short-term research programmes and projects, and provide more stability and continuity in research collaboration, essential considering the
challenges society is facing.

4. Higher effectiveness. Transnational research collaboration avoids fragmentation and duplication of research, takes advantage of diversity and cultures, and can use resources more effectively, through national alignment or transnational support, by sharing and jointly developing
new data from observational networks and modelling, experiments, tools, methods and research infrastructures.

5. Stronger global position. A well-coordinated JPI Climate will provide a competitive edge in the global climate change science arena. By providing strong science support, it can also foster Europe’s role in international climate policy development and enhance North-South research

These five core value-added elements are to be seen in the context of JPI Climate Governance Principles: sustainability, stakeholder orientation, adaptability, transparency, and cost efficiency. It is also intended that the activities implemented in response to this SRIA will draw upon the JPI Climate’s guidelines on Open Access and Open Knowledge.