Climate Strategies is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that aims to improve policy in the fields of climate change, energy and sustainable development by bridging the gap between decision-makers and researchers across Europe and internationally. It has three roles:
- Inspirer: To identify and test with stakeholders, funders and researchers new research topics, preferably multi-disciplinary and always with potential policy leverage
- Convener: To find suitable and fundable topics for projects, conferences and other events where researchers and policy-makers can come together
- Translator: To interpret and publicly communicate research outputs so that they can be used by policy makers, business stakeholders and civil society
Climate Strategies works through its small, full-time Secretariat and its international network of Members. In addition to supporting the three roles, the Secretariat:
- Acts as a focal point for all communication with Members
- Wins funding and manages research projects, handling grant claims and reporting
- Organises events that bring together policy-makers and researchers
- Improves research through mentoring, quality assurance and feedback
- Publishes policy-relevant outputs, often synthesising the work of its Members
- Disseminates its own research output and the work of its Members through its own website, various types of media, collaborating stakeholder networks and the Climate Policy Journal
Climate Strategies measures its performance in terms of the quality and quantity of its output, the extent to which that output is innovative, the likely impact of its output on policy-makers and its ability to stay solvent while doing all of the above.
Membership is officially open to any individual who supports Climate Strategies’ objectives and is invited by the Board to join. Members are usually based in universities or research institutes. Through their research they make significant, demonstrable and constructive contributions to climate change and energy policy.
Funding for Climate Strategies is provided by the EU, national governments, businesses and foundations with an interest in climate, energy and sustainable development.
Climate Strategies was established in 2006 and is internationally known for its independence and for the quality of its work, which is safeguarded by its Charter of Independence.
- Download the Charter of Independence here.
- Download the Membership Welcome Pack here.
Climate Strategies Companies House Number: 05796323