The kick-off meeting of the ten AXIS projects took place on 5-6 November in Brussels. The goals of the meeting were to facilitate exchange and discussions on topics of mutual interest, identify synergies and options for cooperation and measures to maximize the projects' impacts.
Representative from the EC DG RTD introduced with the recent developments in the EC regarding Climate and Sustainability Research in Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe Programmes and emphasised that the priority number one will be a new European Green Deal including new European Climate Pact and a new European Climate Law.
A JPI Climate TAB co-chair attended the event as well as one member of the EU Mission Board on climate adaptation including societal transformation, who gave an impulse speech.
The projects presented their plans and synergies, and collaboration options among the projects. It was discussed what support from the AXIS programme would be helpful and an outlook, potential contribution to the ECCA2021
was outlined at the meeting in the view of the mid-term event.