Joint Programming Initiative on Climate (http://www.jpi-climate.eu), launched in 2010, is a European Initiative between 14 European countries which coordinates jointly their climate research, fund, new transnational research initiatives, connects scientific disciplines, enables cross-border research and increases the science-practice interaction.
JPI Climate contributes to the overall EU objective of developing a European Research Area and is coordinated with the EU’s Horizon2020 programme in response to the societal challenge of climate change.
JPI Climate is built upon four themes that are coordinated by Working Groups: 1. improving climate projections; 2. climate services;
3. societal transformation; 4. decision support tools. It is within WG2 activities that this survey type has been carried out, to analyze the situation among some of these members on how and which climate services are provided at home and who delivers them. This work was first initiated by Germany (http://www.climate-knowledge-hub.org/index-en.html) and has been followed by Austria and now Italy, which results are presented in this report. The questionnaire in Italy was send out at the end of 2013 to 37 identified institutions, of which 16 filled out the questionnaire.
- Keywords: climate services, impacts, adaptation, models, data, governance