European Research on Climate Change

The EC published an overview about FP6 projects on Climate Change funded through FP6, stressing the importance of detecting and describing global change in order to improve prediction of climate change and its impacts.

Projects cover issues on carbon and nitrogen cycle, atmospheric pollutants, climate dynamics and variability, prediction and impacts of climate change, stratospheric ozone, adaptation and mitigation strategies and observing and forecasting systems.

The EC also adopted a Staff Working Document on integrated climate change, based on an International Symposium on the fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The document presents the main research priorities and knowledge gaps and outlines EU-funded activities on climate change research.

More information about both documents can be found on the "Research: environment" page of the EC.