Call for Transnational Collaborative Research Projects

In 2013, JPI Climate published it first Joint Call for Transnational Collaborative Research Projects aiming to provide support for top-quality research projects on topics that are of high societal relevance in Europe and globally, recognising that such challenges require joint efforts through multinational approaches. 

Two broad topics have been defined for this first call of JPI Climate:

Topic 1: Societal Transformation in the Face of Climate Change

The call aims to facilitate research activities in the European Research Area that inform and support societal transformations in the face of climate change and in line with sustainable development in Europe and globally. The social sciences and humanities are crucial to understanding these processes of change.  In particular, proposals should address:

  1. The normative and social justice dimensions of climate change
  2. The role of knowledge and risk perception in climate-related policies
  3. The societal capacity and governance to respond to climate change
  4. The role of economy and finance in societal transformation
  5. Integrative studies on societal transformation, visions and pathways under climate change

Topic 2: Russian Arctic & Boreal Systems

The call aims to improve the fundamental understanding of key biological and physical drivers and feedbacks in Russian Arctic/Boreal system (tundra-taiga-coastal region) to enable better representation of these processes in climate models. In particular, proposals should address the following issues:

  1. Improving the understanding and the modelling of permafrost and its impact on the capture, storage and release of GHGs
  2. The dynamics and drivers of climatically relevant gases in the terrestrial, freshwater and coastal environments

More information about the Joint Call can be found here.

As a result of this call, the following projects have been awarded:

 - A short summary of the Kick-off meeting of JPI Climate 1st Joint Call funded projects (Brussels, 16 June 2015).

Societal Transformation in the Face of Climate Change

Awarded projects demonstrate research activities in the European Research Area that inform and support societal transformations in the face of climate change and in line with sustainable development in Europe and globally. The social sciences and humanities are crucial to understanding these processes of change. This topic has been evaluated by a panel of experts (pdf) covering the whole area of proposal subjects.

The following six projects have been awarded:

  1. Collective governance, innovation and creativity in the face of climate change (SELFCITY) (pdf)
    Leading Principal Investigator: Professor Eberhard Rothfuss, University of Bayreuth, Germany
    Partner PIs from Germany, the Netherlands and UK
    Awarded funding: 880 421 EUR
     
  2. European perceptions of climate change: Scepticism, energy preferences and societal transformation (EPCC) (pdf)
    Leading Principal Investigator: Professor Nick Pidgeon, Cardiff University, UK
    Partner PIs from France, Germany, Norway and UK
    Awarded funding: 1 102 578 EUR
     
  3. HOusehold Preferences for reducing greenhouse gas Emission in four European High Income Countries (HOPE) (pdf)
    Leading Principal Investigator: Professor Rainer Sauerborn, Heidelberg University, Germany
    Partner PIs from France, Germany, Norway and Sweden
    Awarded funding: 1 327 426 EUR
     
  4. Mobilizing grassroots capacities for sustainable energy transitions: path improvement or path change? (MobGIs) (pdf)
    Leading Principal Investigator: Associate Professor Mark Wiering, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
    Partner PIs from Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden
    Awarded funding: 868 901 EUR
     
  5. Social-Ecological Transformations: HUMan-ANimal Relations Under Climate Change in NORthern Eurasia (HUMANOR) (pdf)
    Leading Principal Investigator: Professor Bruce Forbes, University of Lapland, Finland
    Partner PIs from Finland, Norway, Sweden and UK
    Awarded funding: 2 065 507 EUR
     
  6. Societal transformation and adaptation necessary to manage dynamics in flood hazard and risk mitigation (TRANS-ADAPT) (pdf)
    Leading Principal Investigator: Associate Professor Sven Fuchs, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria
    Partner PIs from Austria, France, Ireland and the Netherlands
    Awarded funding: 753 691 EUR

Russian Arctic & Boreal Systems

Awarded projects will improve the fundamental understanding of key biological and physical drivers and feedbacks in Russian Arctic/Boreal system (tundra-taiga-coastal region) to enable better representation of these processes in climate models.
The following three projects have been awarded:

  1. Climate impact on the carbon emission and export from Siberian inland waters (SIWA) (pdf)
    Leading Principal Investigator: Professor Jan Karlsson, UmeƄ University, Sweden
    Partner PIs from Russia, Sweden and the UK.
    Awarded funding: 711 935 EUR
     
  2. Constraining uncertainties in the permafrost-climate feedback (COUP) (pdf)
    Leading Principal Investigator: Dr. Gustaf Hugelius, Stockholm University, Sweden
    Partner PIs from Denmark, Finland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the UK.
    Awarded funding: 1 205 183 EUR
     
  3. More than methane: quantifying melt-driven biogas production and nutrient export from Eurasian Arctic lowland permafrost (LowPerm) (pdf)
    Leading Principal Investigator: Prof. Andrew Hodson, University of Sheffield, UK
    Partner PIs from Denmark, Norway, Russia, and the UK.
    Awarded funding: 809 405 EUR