The Climate Science for Service Partnership (CSSP) Brazil is a research project that supports collaboration between the UK and Brazil. It aims to develop capability to inform decision makers in climate mitigation and adaptation strategy and to underpin services to support 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 greenhouse gas budgets to inform international negotiations;
- understand the risks and causes of climate-related extremes and impacts, and provide projections of changes in risk from seasonal to centennial timescales, to inform decision making and contribute to disaster risk reduction in Brazil.
CSSP Brazil focuses on three main research areas:
Work package 1: Improved carbon cycle modelling to inform mitigation policy
Work package 2: Climate modelling
Work package 3: Climate impacts and disaster risk reduction
CSSP Brazil was launched in April 2016.