We are doing science for policy
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
One of the Commission's top priorities for 2015 is to secure a fair, ambitious and legally binding global climate deal at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21), which starts today. The aim is to put the world on track to a low-carbon, sustainable future that keeps global warming below 2°C by the end of the century. In this context, the JRC's scientific and technical expertise in this area supports the EU's climate action. Some examples of JRC work will be also presented at 10 side-events during COP21.
The JRC supports delivering the EU's domestic and international legal commitments to reduce GHG emissions. It also contributes to the design of the policies to achieve the transition to a low carbon economy, enhance societies' resilience to climate change in the EU and beyond, and spur technological innovation and deployment for a low carbon future.The JRC works in this area with a wide array of partners, from governmental bodies to academic and research organisations worldwide. To find out more about JRC expertise on climate change, please visit our dedicated web pages or read our Science for Climate Action leaflet.
Side events at the COP21 are a great platform for knowledge sharing, capacity building, networking and exploring actionable options for meeting the climate challenge. More than 100 side events will be held at the EU Pavilion to demonstrate the extent and diversity of the EU's international cooperation on climate action and showcasing specific policies, programmes and projects. To find out more about the JRC's participation, please visit the event page.