The Climate Science for Service Partnership Brazil (CSSP Brazil) is a research programme that will support the development of capability to underpin services to inform decision makers in climate mitigation and adaptation strategy, supporting climate and weather resilient economic development and social welfare.
Through CSSP Brazil we are building strong, sustainable partnerships with Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (INPE), National Institute for Amazon Research (INPA) and the National Centre for Monitoring and Early Warning of Natural Disasters (CEMADEN), and other key UK and Brazilian scientific institutes.
The overarching aims of CSSP Brazil are to:
- underpin capability in climate modelling in Brazil;
- gain understanding of recent climate changes and Brazil's role in mitigation activities and carbon budgets to inform international negotiations;
- provide projections of future extremes and impacts, from seasonal to centennial timescales, to inform decision making and contribute to disaster risk reduction in Brazil.
CSSP Brazil will focus on three main research areas:
Work package 1: Improved carbon cycle modelling to inform mitigation policy
Work package 2: Climate model development
Work package 3: Climate impacts and disaster risk reduction
CSSP Brazil was launched in April 2016.