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.
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.
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 four research domains
the functioning of the earth's climate
earth related processes interacting with climate change
the management of climate action
in human societies
tools & techniques involved in climate action
Meet our team
Rozemien De Troch
Climate Services Lead
International Policy Specialist
Science & Policy Lead