European Commission MISSION on Adaptation to Climate Change with Societal Transformation
Partly inspired by the Apollo 11 mission to put a man on the moon, the European research and innovation missions aim to deliver solutions to some of the greatest challenges facing our world. They are an integral part of the Horizon Europe framework programme beginning in 2021. Climate adaptation is the process of adjustment to actual or expected climate and its effects. The mission area will support this process by connecting citizens with science and public policy and this is an important part of understanding riskA mission in this area will help maximise the impact of the EU’s support to research and innovation and demonstrate its relevance for society and citizens.Its focus will be on solutions and preparedness for the impact of climate change to protect lives and assets. It will include behavioural changes and social aspects by addressing new communities beyond usual stakeholders, which help lead to a societal transformation.This mission area has a mission board tasked with identifying one or more specific missions for implementation under Horizon Europe. The mission board consists of 15 experts, including the chair, and is supported by a mission secretariat and an assembly. Our time line is September 2019 Mission board meets for the first timeEnd 2019-Early 2020 Target for mission boards to identify the first of one or more possible missions in the areaThe mission board develops, together with stakeholders and citizens, the research and innovation activities that will contribute to the mission. These will be funded via the Horizon Europe work programme for 2021-2022.On 1 January 2021 the mission will come into effect with the launch of Horizon EuropeAim of the workshop is to consult with colleagues on how best to inform the Mission on climate adaptation as the process of adjustment to actual or expected climate and its effects by connecting citizens with science and public policy.
Organizer: Professor Virginia Murray
Partner Organizations: European Commission and Public Health England