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Climate Services at work - ERA4CS Projects exchange and networking lab

EASME Horizon 2020 - JPI Climate ERA4CS project networking event 30 November 2017, Brussels

CIREG –

CIREG – Climate Information for Renewable Electricity Generation Duration (1/2018–12/2020(36 months) Website/social media, (not yet launched) A project funded under ERA4CS Your elevator pitch Only 14% of the households in rural Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have access to electricity and decisions in the energy sector taken today will have large long-term impacts on future developments, greenhouse gas emissions and energy prices. The CIREG project aims to support African countries in leapfrogging on new technologies and to increase the share of renewable sources in the total energy mix and is thus addressing mitigation. Model-based support for decision-makers in the energy sector will be elaborated by establishing and providing necessary climate services covering all spatio-temporal scales from short-term to scenario projections and from local to transboundary and large river basin scales. The water-energy-food-climate nexus will be considered, because decision taken in the energy sector will inevitably have a feedback on water supply and food production. 5 key words to be “googled” Renewable electricity generation Sustainable and decentralised electrification of rural Sub-Saharan Africa Water-energy-food-climate nexus Climate change and variability impacts on electricity generation About you and your interest Stefan Liersch I am looking forward to meet people working on related topics (renewable electricity generation) and/or people who are working in developing countries, particularly in Africa. JPI Climate Central Secretariat – fact sheet for kick-off meeting 30/11/2017

About the project consortium The CIREG consortium comprises partners from established institutes from four European countries who perfectly complement each other. The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) is coordinating the project. Social sciences are addressed by the Center for Development Research (ZEF, Uni Bonn) and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI). Environmental sciences are covered by PIK, the Free University of Brussels (VUB), SEI, the Danish Technical University and WASCAL. The latter is the West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land use, the partner for local networking and co-development with end-users. A medium-scale businessand application-oriented enterprise will be subcontracted to implement a rural electrification demonstrator case study. Most of the institutes have an inter- or transdisciplinary research programme on their agenda. The gender balance of the consortium team is well balanced. The consortium as a whole is well suited to tackle and accomplish the transdisciplinary and application-oriented research activities, tasks, and challenges proposed by the CIREG project. JPI Climate Central Secretariat – fact sheet for kick-off meeting 30/11/2017