EPICC-FL

East Africa Peru India Climate Capacities
 

The overarching goal of this project is to strengthen resilience against disruptive whether phenomena and climate change at national, regional and local level in three partner countries: India, Peru and Tanzania. This project is an opportunity for the partner countries to reduce the gap between climate research and its application in policy, business and societal decisions, particularly regarding agriculture, hydrology and water resources, and migration issues. Consequently, the project aims to identify on a collaborative basis how sound climate models and related tools can be tailored to national needs. For instance, how can climate scenarios and seasonal prediction models be calibrated and put in to use for agricultural management? Or how can migration-climate hotspot maps support strategies to reduce vulnerability to climate stressors? Capacities to develop, use and disseminate the project results will mature through implementation and notably remain in partner countries for research, education and policy purposes beyond the three-year scope of the EPICC (2018-2020). EPICC in one sentence: Co-production of user-oriented climate services to better adapt to climate change. The project encompasses five modules to be developed according to preferences and top priorities of partner countries. In this sense, EPICC is adaptive to needs and capacities of local partners. The EPICC goals are: • Providing seasonal forecasts • Assessing current and future climate impacts including migration patterns • Establishing (or enhancing) research cooperation • Supporting local capacities through knowledge transfer activities These goals will be reached by implementing the following modules: 1. Capacity building and knowledge transfer, as a cross-cutting issue 2. Climate 3. Hydrology and water resources 4. Agriculture 5. Migration

Die zentralen Ziele sind die Anpassung an kurz- und mittelfristige Wetterereignisse und an den Klimawandel im Landwirtschafts- und Wassersektor und damit einhergehend die Minderung des Migrationsdrucks, sodass in den Zielländern durch den Ausbau von nutzerorientiertem Fachwissen sowie durch Wissenstransfer in den entsprechenden Bereichen Kapazitäten gebildet werden. / The key targets are the adaptation to short and medium term weather events and to climate change in the agricultural and water sector as well as the reduction of the related pressues in migration, so that the target countries can develop capacities in the corresponding areas through both, the advancement of user-oriented knowledge as well as knowledge transfer.

Duration

Jan 01, 2018 until Aug 31, 2021

Budget

4.881.951 €

Funding Agency

BMU - Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit

Funding Call

IKI Internationale Klimaschutzinitiative

Contact

Claudia Meintzinger (Projektkoordination), Dr. Kira Vinke (Projektleitung)