International Networks

European and International Co-operations

IPCC – Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), founded in 1988 by UNEP and WMO, is a United Nations agency. On its behalf, scientists from around the world compile the latest developments in climate research and asses the respective current state of the art based on acknowledged publications.

Organs consultatif sur les changements climatiques
Advisory body for climate change issues

JPI Climate
is a collaboration between fourteen European countries to jointly coordinate 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 programs.

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 an important source of information for everyone involved in developing, adopting, implementing, and evaluating environmental policies, as well as for the general public. Currently, the EEA has 33 member countries.

Climate KIC

Climate KIC – Knowledge and Innovation Community – is a pan-European network of universities, research institutions, businesses and industry, as well as cities, municipalities and administration, who collaborate on implementing projects, promoting innovation, and developing focal points for training and education. Start-up scouting is one of Climate KIC’s central subject matters. For more information, please contact

Climate Knowledge Hub

As part of the JPI Climate’s activities, a map of climate service providers in Europe has been established. It provides a first overview of who offers which services in which country. The map does not claim completeness, as it covers JPI Climate member countries only.

Climate Services Partnership

GERICS (Germany)
At the Climate Service Center Germany, a team of natural scientists, economists, political scientists and communication experts are concerned with processing climate research knowledge in a practice-oriented manner and communicate it to decision makers in politics, administration and economy, as well as to a broad public.

The Competence Center for Climate Impacts and Adaptation (KomPass) has set itself the task of promoting climate change adaptation in Germany and Europe. In doing so, KomPass identifies future-oriented possibilities and stimuli for developing a society and environment adapted to climate change.

Der Klimanavigator
Since July 2011, more than sixty German climate research institutions have joined forces in operating the “Climate Navigator” – a national Internet portal for climate information. The Climate Navigator’s aim is to provide a comprehensible overview of international climate-relevant research as well as of climate change and climate adaptation initiatives.

National and regional contacts

Climate Change Adaptation in Austria
This website of the Austrian Federal Environment Agency focuses on climate change adaptation and offers a wealth of information on the subject of climate change and how to deal with its impacts.

The Austrian Panel on Climate Change (APCC) is a project financed by the Climate and Energy Fund. Its aim is to issue an Austrian Assessment Report (2014- AAR14) based on existing climate change research regarding climate change, its impacts, and measures to avoid and adapt to these impacts as well as to reduce emissions.

In 2002, Austrian scientists working in climate and climate impact research joined forces in the “Climate Research Initiative AustroClim” to address the challenges of climate change within the context of a cross-disciplinary cooperation. They wish to support the relevant decision-making processes in politics, economy and of individuals by providing a sound scientific foundation. The AustroClim association was dissolved and passed its tasks on to the CCCA. However, information on the AustroClim activities is still available on the AustroClim website.