Horizon Europe Mission area: adaptation to climate change including societal transformation
Horizon Europe will incorporate, as a new element, research and innovation missions. One of the five mission area is adaptation to climate change including societal transformation. This mission area will support adjustment and solutions to climate change, but also address communities to lead the societal transformation.
The interim report, published on 25 June 2020, identifies the objectives and approach of the Mission. The vision is to turn the urgent challenge of adapting to climate change into an opportunity to make Europe more resilient, climate prepared and fair, through a three-layered approach. The three objectives are to prepare all citizens for climate disruptions, build resilience and upscale solutions through 100 deep demonstrators, and accelerate the transition in 200 pilot regions and communities.
ERRIN has taken an active role in shaping the Mission on Adaptation to climate change including societal transformation and is closely following the work of the Mission Board. The first input document developed by ERRIN and its members follows up on an exchange with the Mission Board Chair, Connie Hedegaard, during an ERRIN webinar held in July.
In October 2020, ERRIN members have participated in a co-creation event held by the European Commission, with an aim to further design the selection criteria and the involvement of the regions and communities in the Mission. Another session was organised together with the Mission secretariat and the Climate KIC in March 2021.
ERRIN will provide some final input to the Mission's Implementation Plan. After the launch of the Mission and its Implementation Plan, ERRIN will together with its members work on the implementation of the Mission.