The 5 mission areas are
- Adaptation to Climate Change including Societal Transformation
- Healthy Oceans, Seas, Coastal and inland Waters
- Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities
- Soil health and Food
The exact missions will be decided by the mission boards.
Chairs of the mission boards
Adaptation to Climate Change including Societal Transformation
Served as European Commissioner for Climate Action from 2010 to 2014, during which time she led the negotiations towards the adoption of the EU 2030 Climate and Energy Framework and represented the EU in the international climate negotiations.
In October 2019 Professor Ricciardi replaced the originally named chair, Professor Harald zur Hausen.
Healthy Oceans, Seas, Coastal and inland Waters
Former European Commissioner for Trade and Director General of the World Trade Organisation from 2005-2013.
Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities
Former chair of the Central Bank of Poland,also served as Mayor of Warsaw.
Soil health and Food
Dutch Minister of Agriculture from 2002 to 2007 and was also President of the EU Council of Agriculture Ministers.