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European Scientific Advisory Board on Climate Change

Page Last modified 27 Sep 2021
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The European Scientific Advisory Board on Climate Change will serve as a point of reference on scientific knowledge relating to climate change by virtue of its independence and scientific and technical expertise, to underpin the European Union’s climate action and efforts to reach climate neutrality by 2050.

What is the European Scientific Advisory Board on Climate Change?

The European Climate Law, adopted in June 2021, sets out a binding objective of climate neutrality in the European Union by 2050 in pursuit of the long-term temperature goal set out in the Paris Agreement. It also provides a framework for achieving progress in pursuit of the global adaptation goal established in the Paris Agreement.

To support the achievement of these objectives, the European Climate Law also provides for the establishment of a European Scientific Advisory Board on Climate Change (the ‘Advisory Board’). The Advisory Board will provide independent scientific advice and produce reports on EU measures, climate targets and indicative greenhouse gas budgets and their coherence with the European Climate Law and the EU's international commitments under the Paris Agreement.

What is the link between the Advisory Board and the European Environment Agency?

The Advisory Board is independent from Member States and EU institutions. It is established through an amendment of the founding regulation of the European Environment Agency (EEA). It will be supported in its work by a secretariat hosted by the EEA. When establishing its annual work programme, the Advisory Board will consult the EEA Management Board.

The European Climate Law tasks the EEA Management Board to designate the 15 members of the Advisory Board. The members of the Advisory Board will be appointed in a personal capacity, following an open, fair and transparent selection procedure.

Call for expressions of interest in becoming member of the Advisory Board

The EEA is issuing a call with the aim of designating the members of the Advisory Board. Persons who are interested in becoming a member of the Advisory Board are invited to express their interest in accordance with the instructions set out under the following link: www.eea.europa.eu/about-us/climate-advisory-board/call-for-expressions-of-interest.

The deadline for applications is set to Monday 1 November, 12:00 noon, Central European Time. Any application that does not match all the eligibility criteria will be systematically rejected.

See also information on the Evaluation Committee established to identify the most suitable candidates for the Advisory Board.

Image source: © Roberto Bueno, REDISCOVER Nature /EEA

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