First JPI Climate Scoping Forum Symposium held

More than 60 people participated in the first JPI Climate Scoping Forum Symposium, which took place in Paris, on 26 and 27 March 2018. Under the thematic header "Science for the implementation of the Paris Agreement", the objective of this symposium was to guide JPI Climate in its future operations. The participants engaged in an active debate on the strategic directions for JPI Climate in funding research and connecting knowledge to decision-makers at all levels over the next two to five years.

The meeting considered the new context for JPI Climate's work and reviewed its progress and plans. The alignment and links with related activities by the European Commission (DG Research and Innovation) and other JPIs (in particular JPI Oceans, FACCE-JPI and Water JPI), as well as with international bodies (such as the Belmont Forum) and shared infrastructures and resources (such as Copernicus), was also explored.

The participants were invited to proactively contribute to the development of priority areas for JPI Climate by filling in feedback cards that were collected by the organising team. The outcomes of the symposium will now be analysed and a document with recommendations on concrete implementation actions will be prepared.

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