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Our mission

The mission of the Belgian Climate Centre is to maximise the impact of science on climate mitigation and adaptation in Belgium to support an efficient and socially just transition.

The Climate Centre has three main objectives: 

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Strengthening scientific research capacity 

Our first objective is to bundle and strengthen climate-related research capacity by establishing structural collaborations with research institutes, both at the federal and regional level as well as with universities, hereby putting forward complementarity and interdisciplinarity as key values.

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Improving the transfer of knowledge from researchers to a wide range of stakeholders 

Our second objective is to improve the transfer of knowledge from researchers to users in order to enable science-based decision making, by developing climate services, facilitating the access to data & information, and connecting experts and users.

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Increasing the applicability of future research programmes into climate action  

Our third objective is to increase the coherence and strategic impact of research programs through the transfer of experience from societal actors to researchers, and by leveraging funding opportunities.

Valérie Trouet, Scientific Director Belgian Climate Centre

“Belgium has world-class climate scientists, but the field is relatively fragmented. The primary mission of the Centre is to establish a process of cooperation and coordination and to develop a strategy through which we can offer climate services to governments and businesses."

Ella Jamsin, Operational Director Belgian Climate Centre

"The Climate Centre comes at a crucial time. Data on recent heat records show us the scale of the problem. But science is also providing solutions, both to limit the impact of climate change, and to adapt optimally to this reality"
Our Mission

Our four research domains

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PHYSICAL CLIMATE

TERRESTRIAL SCIENCE

the functioning of the earth's climate
earth related processes interacting with climate change
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SOCIETY

TECHNOLOGY

the management of climate action
in human societies
tools & techniques involved in climate action

Meet our team

Ella Jamsin​

Operational Director​

Valérie Trouet

Scientific Director

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Rozemien De Troch​

Climate Services Lead​

Chloé Deffet​

International Policy Specialist​

Etienne Hannon​

Science & Policy Lead​

Matthias Meersschaert​

Communications Manager​

Soumaya Majdoub

Scientific Advisor​

Florine Lebeau​

Executive Assistant​

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