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European Research on Climate Change, Catalogue of FP6 Projects, Volume 1, EUR 21935

Funded under: FP6-SUSTDEV


Under the European Union's Sixth Framework Programme and the priority 6.3 Global Change and Ecosystems, several projects were financed with the objective to detect and describe global change processes associated with greenhouse gas emissions and atmospheric pollutants from all sources, to improve prediction of climate change and its impacts and to evaluate adaptation and mitigation options and strategies.
With these objectives research is focussing on studies and modelling of the terrestrial and marine carbon and nitrogen budgets, on the chemistry of atmospheric pollutants and greenhouse gases, the formation of aerosols and ozone, their impact on air quality and climate, on future stratospheric ozone levels and on systematic observations of climate parameters. It also focuses on the impacts of climate change, including sea-level rise, changes in precipitation and storminess, and severity and frequency of floods and droughts. Models for predicting future climate change and its impacts need to be further developed as well as the uncertainties associated with these predictions to be further studied. This catalogue provides information on projects with the above objectives financed under the three fist calls for proposals of the priority Global Change and Ecosystems.
The goal of this publication is to contribute, with projects financed by the European Commission, to the overall picture of research on climate change undertaken in Europe. We believe that these projects will help answer key scientific and policy questions related to the present and future climate, its impacts and the possible mitigation and adaptation options.

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