European and International Cooperations
IPCC – Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a scientific body under the auspices of the United Nations (UN). It reviews and assesses the most recent scientific, technical and socio-economic information produced worldwide relevant to the understanding of climate change. It does not conduct any research nor does it monitor climate related data or parameters.
Organe consultatif sur les changements climatiques
Advisory Body on Climate Change
is a collaboration between 14 European countries to coordinate jointly their climate research and fund new transnational research initiatives. JPI Climate connects scientific disciplines, enables cross-border research and increases the science-practice interaction.
The European Climate Adaptation Platform (Climate-ADAPT) aims to support Europe in adapting to climate change. It is an initiative of the European Commission and helps users to access and share information.
is a European Network of 34 institutions from 23 countries committed to fund research and share knowledge on climate adaptation and the promotion of long-term cooperation among national and regional climate change programmes.
The European Environment Agency (EEA) is an agency of the European Union. Its task is to provide sound, independent information on the environment. It is a major source of information for those involved in developing, adopting, implementing, and evaluating environmental policy, as well as for the general public. Currently, the EEA has 33 member states.
National and regional contacts
Adaptation to Climate Change in Austria
This website of the Environment Agency Austria (Umweltbundesamt) focuses on adaptation and offers a wealth of information on the subject of climate change and on how to manage its consequences.
The Austrian Panel on Climate Change (APCC) is a project funded by the Climate and Energy Fund. Its objective was to produce the Austrian Assessment Report 2014 (AAR14) based on existing research on the topics of climate change in Austria, its impact, and potential means of climate change mitigation as well as adaption.
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In 2002, Austrian scientists working in the fields of climate and climate impact research joined forces in establishing the “Climate Research Initiative AustroClim” to face the challenges of climate change based on interdisciplinary cooperation. The objective is to promote vital decisions in politics, economy and industry, and of each and every individual by providing a scientific basis. AustroClim has delegated its tasks to the CCCA, and the association itself has been dissolved. However, information on AustroClim activities is still available on the AustroClim website.
Climate Services Partnership
Climate Service Center 2.0 (Germany)
The team working at the Climate Service Center is comprised of natural scientists, economists, political scientists, and communication-specialists. Their objective is to refine knowledge derived from climate research in a practice-orientated way and to convey the findings to decision makers in politics, administration, economy as well as to the broad public.
The Competence Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation in Germany (KomPass) has set itself the task of promoting climate change adaptation in Germany and Europe. It calls attention to sustainable approaches and gives an impetus to the development of a society and environment that is adapted to climate change.
Der Klimanavigator (The Climate Navigator)
Since June 2011, more than 60 German climate research bodies and institutions have joined forces to administer the “Climate Navigator”, a national web portal for climate information. The Climate Navigator’s objective is to provide an overview of the current international state of climate-related research as well as of climate change and climate adaptation initiatives in a readily comprehensible manner.
http://www.klimanavigator.de/idee/index.php (German only)