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.

Read more about the JPI Climate Governance.

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

Governance Structure

Governance structure of JPI Climate
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 endeavor 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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Governing board

The Governing Board provides guidance in terms of the overall strategic orientation and structure of the initiative. All member countries will be represented by people who are mandated to take strategic decisions and to engage resources from various sources at national level for JPI-related climate change research.

The Governing Board is advised by the Transdisciplinary Advisory Board as well as by the Informal Group of AG Speakers. It receives strategic and operational support by the Executive Committee (ExCom) and the Central Secretariat (CS).

  • Karolina Begusch-Pfefferkorn (AT) – Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research
  • Elisabeth Worliczek (AT) – Universität für Bodenkultur Wien
  • Frank Monteny (BE) – Belgian Science Policy – BELSPO
  • Aline Van der Werf (BE) – Belgian Science Policy – BELSPO
  • Jaana Roos (FI) – Academy of Finland
  • Hanna Vuorinen (FI) – Ministry of Transport and Communications
  • Anne-Hélène Prieur-Richard (FR) – French National Research Agency
  • Patrick Monfray (FR) – Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation
  • Gregor Laumann (DE) – German Aerospace Center DLR
  • Vera Stercken (DE) – Federal Ministry of Education and Research
  • Frank McGovern (IE) – Irish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Climate Change Unit
  • Alice Wemaere (IE) – Irish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Antonio Navarra (IT) – Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change – CCMC
  • Giulia Galluccio (IT) – Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change – CCMC
  • Lena Cappelen Endresen (NO) – Research Council of Norway
  • Camilla Schreiner (NO) – Norwegian Environment Agency
  • Anders Clarhäll (SE) – Swedish Research Council Formas
  • Roald Wolters (NL) – Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management
  • Esther van der Wel (NL) – The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
  • Lizzie Garratt (UK) – Natural Environment Research Council – NERC
  • Adrian Broad (UK) – Met Office
  • Daniel Hanšpach (CZ) – Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
  • Zoltán Rakonczay (non voting member) – European Commission, DG Research & Innovation, Climate Action and Earth Observation

List of Associated members

  • Bo Frølund (DK) – Innovation Foundation
  • Anja Skjoldborg Hansen (DK) – Aarhus University
  • Aarne Mannik (EE) – TalTech Institute of Marine Systems
  • Getlyn Denks (EE) – Estonian Ministry of Environment
  • Bernadett Benkó (HU) – Ministry for Innovation and Technology
  • Balázs Molnár (HU) – Ministry for Innovation and Technology
  • Monica Alexandru (RO) – National Authority for Scientific
    Research and Innovation
  • Meltem Ünlü Tokcaer (TR) The Scientific and Technological
    Research Council of Turkey (Tübitak)
  •  Estrella Fernandez Garcia (ES) – Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness

List of Observer Institutions 

  • Hans-Martin Füssel – European Environment Agency (EEA)
  • Winfried Hoke – European Climate Research Alliance (ECRA)
  • Pierre-Philippe Mathieu – European Space Agency (ESA)

JPI Climate Central Secretariat

  • Petra Manderscheid – Executive Director
  • Alexandre F. Fernandes – Senior Science Officer
  • Maija Malnaca – Science and Communication Officer
  • Michael Depuydt – Science Officer

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