Assessment of Cross(X) - sectoral climate Impacts and pathways for Sustainable transformation 

The ERA-NET Consortium AXIS (Assessment of Cross(X) - sectoral climate Impacts and pathways for Sustainable transformation) has been set up to enhance integration of an array of research disciplines related to climate change research.  In particular, it aims to improve coherence, integration and robustness of climate impact research and connect it to societal needs. To this effect, AXIS aims to overcome boundaries between science communities through inter- or transdisciplinary research projects, in particular connecting bio-physical disciplines and economics as well as other social sciences. 

To this end AXIS plans to launch and implement a single transnational call for proposals. The joint call will be funded by AXIS partners with an indicative budget of 15 – 17 Mio. € to support research projects of a duration of three years. AXIS is co-funded as an ERA-NET Co-fund action under the European Union´s Horizon 2020 Framework Program (Grant Agreement number 776608)

The AXIS joint call will be structured into three interlinked themes:

  1. Cross-sectoral and cross-scale climate change impact assessments
  2. Integration of biophysical climate change impacts estimates with economic models
  3. Developing pathways to achieve the long-term objectives of the Paris Agreement, taking into account interactions with SDGs closely linked to SDG 13 (“climate action”).

Each theme is intended to enhance collaboration across typical community borders: between different sectoral views of climate impacts as well as between biophysical climate impacts and socio-economic effects. For all topics stakeholder engagement is given a high relevance in the call, thus representing another dimension of interaction across boundaries: interaction of the science community with end users (stakeholders) of the created knowledge (transdisciplinarity).

AXIS is a successor of the previous JPI Climate ERA-Net on Climate Services (ERA4CS). Both are part of the efforts of JPI Climate to contribute to the implementation of the European Roadmap for Climate Services. Within AXIS the goals are in particular to improve the “Integration of physical and socioeconomic data and information” (Challenge 3, Activity 3.1a) and “establishing confidence in [CS], and the role of uncertainty in climate services and decision-support systems” (Challenge 3, Activity 3.1c).

Please find the AXIS Call for Proposals pre-announcement here.

The full AXIS Call for Proposals will be launched in early April 2018 on this web site.

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