EU and US identify joint research initiatives to combat climate change

February 17, 2003

Brussels, 14 Feb 2003

Following the conclusion of the first bilateral 'US-EU joint meeting on climate change science and technology research', the two sides have announced plans to initiate collaborative projects in six areas of climate research.

The joint meeting took place in Washington from 5 to 6 February, following an invitation from Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs Paula Dobriansky to European Research Commissioner Philippe Busquin.

The delegations identified suitable cooperative research activities in the following areas: carbon cycle research, aerosol-climate interactions, feedbacks and climate sensitivity, integrated observation systems and data, carbon capture and storage, and hydrogen technology and infrastructure.

Within these areas, specific initiatives will include studies on the influence of aerosols on clouds, climate and the water cycle in sensitive regions such as the Mediterranean, and the joint development of integrated observation systems to provide the data needed for climate change research.

Other non-greenhouse gas emitting energy sources, for example nuclear and renewable energies, although not discussed in detail, were mentioned as worthy for cooperation in future discussions.

Both the US and the EU agreed to designate points of contact to coordinate the development of the projects, and to monitor progress once activities are underway.


The two sides also agreed to review the progress of their cooperation at the next joint meeting, which could take place in Italy later this year.
For further information, please consult the following web address:
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2003/17 493.htm

CORDIS RTD-NEWS / © European Communities

You've reached your article limit.

Register to continue

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments
Register

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments

Most Commented

James Fryer illustration (27 July 2017)

It is not Luddism to be cautious about destroying an academic publishing industry that has served us well, says Marilyn Deegan

Jeffrey Beall, associate professor and librarian at the University of Colorado Denver

Creator of controversial predatory journals blacklist says some peers are failing to warn of dangers of disreputable publishers

Hand squeezing stress ball
Working 55 hours per week, the loss of research periods, slashed pensions, increased bureaucracy, tiny budgets and declining standards have finally forced Michael Edwards out
Kayaker and jet skiiers

Nazima Kadir’s social circle reveals a range of alternative careers for would-be scholars, and often with better rewards than academia

hole in ground

‘Drastic action’ required to fix multibillion-pound shortfall in Universities Superannuation Scheme, expert warns