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Observation-based system for monitoring and verification of greenhouse gases

Objective

As the negative impacts of rising global temperatures become increasingly evident, national governments, regional authorities and private stakeholders are enhancing efforts to curve down the emissions the greenhouse gases (GHG) responsible for global warming. Measuring the effectiveness of GHG emission reduction policies against agreed-upon international targets require accurate and precise estimates of emissions and their trends. These estimates need to be established and regularly updated using transparent methods, tracable to international standards. VERIFY proposes to quantify more accurately carbon stocks and the fluxes of carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and nitrous oxide (N2O) across the EU based on independent observations in support of inventories that rely only on statistical data. The same approach will also be tested for US, China and Indonesia, in collaboration with foreign partnes. Accurate characterization of the space-time variations of GHG fluxes, separating their anthropogenic and natural components and their drivers, will be based on advanced modelling approaches using atmospheric GHG measurements, tracer transport inversions and various arrays of land observations, in-situ and from space. The improved knowledge of GHG budgets from VERIFY will be used to improve national inventories, in collaboration with national inventory agencies, and to deliver policy-relevant information to track progress of the EU mitigation efforts to meet the targets of the Paris Agreement on Climate, in line with international cooperation mechanisms promoted by the WMO, the IPCC and the UNFCCC.
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COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

Address

Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15

France

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 2 018 586,25

Participants (40)

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JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 891 000

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 400 312,50

NORSK INSTITUTT FOR LUFTFORSKNING STIFTELSE

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 598 020

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 220 033,75

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 210 210

FONDAZIONE CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEOSUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 180 000

INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 150 625

EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 242 000

INTEGRATED CARBON OBSERVATION SYSTEM EUROPEAN RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURECONSORTIUM

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 175 000

CICERO SENTER KLIMAFORSKNING STIFTELSE

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 290 000

EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR MEDIUM-RANGE WEATHER FORECASTS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 49 496,25

ILMATIETEEN LAITOS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 301 000

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 219 962,50

UNIVERSITAET BREMEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 93 925

UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 369 998,75

RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 433 755

STICHTING VU

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 551 720

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 274 998,75

LUNDS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 200 000

THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 272 807,50

UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 130 000

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 324 878,75

UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 282 430

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 105 392,50

ISTANBUL UNIVERSITESI

Turkey

ARTTIC

France

EU Contribution

€ 208 860

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY OF IRELAND

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 5 000

ISTITUTO SUPERIORE PER LA PROTEZIONE E LA RICERCA AMBIENTALE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 40 102,50

NIBIO - NORSK INSTITUTT FOR BIOOKONOMI

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 39 693,75

UMWELTBUNDESAMT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 158 250

RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR VOLKSGEZONDHEID EN MILIEU

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 105 250

UMWELTBUNDESAMT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG (UBA GMBH)

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 40 000

CLIMATE KIC

France

EU Contribution

€ 50 377,50

ORGANISATION METEOROLOGIQUE MONDIALE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 50 000

SAINT PETERSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY

Russia

"FEDERAL STATE AUTONOMOUS EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION OF HIGHER PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION ""URAL FEDERAL UNIVERSITY NAMED AFTER THE FIRST PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA B.N.YELTSIN"""

Russia

CENTRE INTERPROFESSIONNEL TECHNIQUE D'ETUDES DE LA POLLUTION ATMOSPHERIQUE ASSOCIATION

France

EU Contribution

€ 40 450

ISTANBUL UNIVERSITESI - CERRAHPASA

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 40 000

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 149 687,50

SCIENCE PARTNERS

France

EU Contribution

€ 85 140

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 776810

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 February 2018

  • End date

    31 January 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 229 338,75

  • EU contribution

    € 9 998 963,75

Coordinated by:

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France