Academy Programme for Climate Change and Carbon Neutrality Research (Climate-Synergy) 2022–2023

The Academy Programme for Climate Change and Carbon Neutrality Research (Climate-Synergy) examines the impacts of climate change both in the environment and in society and seeks solutions to promote a carbon-neutral future. The programme pools together research in the field with a view to producing diverse impact on the key sustainability challenge of our time.

The Academy of Finland is combining climate change and carbon neutrality research carried out in various types of projects into a single programme package with a view to building synergies and strengthening research on climate change and carbon neutrality and supporting the utilisation of the research in society. High-quality scientific research, research-based knowledge and the harnessing of scientific data play a key role in solving climate change challenges. Through the Climate-Synergy programme and in line with its strategy, the Academy wants to support high-quality, innovative and high-impact research, promote national and international research cooperation and enhance the societal impact of research in the field through collaboration and programme services. The programme also makes visible the role of the Academy as a research funding agency in this field and supports Finnish scientists in their impact work, highlighting the importance of high-quality research in climate change mitigation and adaptation.

The Climate-Synergy Academy Programme consists of research projects funded by the Academy of Finland and the Strategic Research Council (SRC) established within the Academy.

The Board of the Academy of Finland has allocated research funding to the Climate Change and Health (CLIHE) and C1 Value Academy Programmes. In addition, the Board has allocated special funding for system-level research into climate change mitigation and adaptation. The Academy also provides funding for research on key areas of green and digital transition in the context of the EU Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) and Finland’s Sustainable Growth Programme. Research into climate change and carbon neutrality is also support in other Academy funding schemes, such as Academy Projects, Postdoctoral Researchers, Academy Research Fellows, Centres of Excellence, research infrastructures and the Finnish Flagship Programme. The Strategic Research Council (SRC), an independent funding body established within the Academy of Finland, has launched three research programmes related to the theme: Climate Change and Humans (CLIMATE), Adaptation and Resilience for Sustainable Growth (ADAPT) and Towards a Sustainable, Healthy and Climate-Neutral Food System (FOOD).

The Climate-Synergy Academy Programme comprises, for instance, the following ongoing programmes and instruments:

More information:

  • Pilvi Toppinen, Programme Manager, tel. +358 295 335 064
  • Tiina Neuvonen, Coordinator, tel. +358 295 335 076

Our email addresses are in the format firstname.lastname(at)aka.fi.

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