Calling climate science experts: the EU needs you!

Posted on 15 October 2021

The new EU Scientific Advisory Board on Climate Change: putting science at the heart of policy
Are you an expert in a field relevant to climate change? Are you concerned that EU policies don’t match the science? Do you want to push for reforms based on data not politics?

Then the EU needs you. The planet needs you. Apply today!

The 2021 EU Climate Law brings major improvements to climate governance, not least through the creation of a scientific advisory body, the task of which will be to scrutinise EU policies and proposed measures - including climate targets and indicative greenhouse gas budgets - and advise on their consistency with the Paris Agreement.
This prestigious expert body will play a crucial role in the years to come in helping the European Union align its policies with its climate goals. It aims to replicate at EU level the success of national climate advisory bodies, which in many Member States already play a key role in the development of climate policies.
The European Environment Agency (EEA), acting as Secretariat for this new body, has opened a public and transparent application procedure for selecting the first 15 members of this European Scientific Advisory Board on Climate Change. Potential members have until 1 November 2021 at noon (CET) to apply. 
The future Advisory Board will have a significant impact on EU policies by advising policy-makers on the impacts of EU measures (both existing and planned) on climate change. It will also, as per the new EU Climate Law, advise the European Commission on the implications of IPCC reports for the EU’s indicative greenhouse gas budget and emissions reduction targets.
To do this it’s essential that it bring together the full range of disciplines relevant to achievement of the EU’s climate objectives, including climate and environmental sciences, economics, engineering, technology and social and behavioural sciences.  
Read the full call for expression of interest, and apply here
WWF advert for climate and environmental experts for the EU scientific advisory board on climate change (October-November 2021)
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