JPI Climate at Climateurope Festival 2018 with SINCERE and ERA4CS projects
JPI Climate was present during the second edition of the Climateurope Festival which took place in Belgrade, Serbia, from 17 to 19 October 2018. Climateurope is a Horizon 2020 Coordination and Support Action funded by the European Commission that supports Europe’s knowledge base to enable better management of climate-related risks and opportunities. Around 80 people were attending the three days programme of the festival.
The team of JPI Climate Coordination and Support Action SINCERE presented a short introduction to the poster sessions on the market square. SINCERE started in February 2018 and is intended to increase open international climate change research and innovation cooperation. Members of three projects funded by ERA-NET Cofund "European Research Area for Climate Services" (ERA4CS) were attending and presenting their work as well. One of these projects was INNOVA (Innovation in Climate Services Provision) in which Wageningen University & Research is participating as project partner. The other projects where WINDSURFER (WIND and wave Scenarios, Uncertainty and climate Risk assessments for Forestry, Energy and Reinsurance) and MEDSCOPE (MEDiterranean Services Chain based On climate PrEdictions).
The SINCERE team organised a break-out session on building a communication toolbox for reaching "the other half"; people who are not aware of, or not convinced about climate change and its impacts. Fifteen people from seven European countries attended this session and discussed options for communication means: from emphasising on the risk of health problems towards making climate and sustainability actions visible in neighbourhoods.
All members of JPI Climate attended sessions as well.
Picture: Fokke de Jong of Wageningen University & Research and María Máñez of Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Centre for Material and Coastal Research are representing the INNOVA project.