November 2007 two joint PEER projects were launched:
- Project 1: Comparative Analysis of European national adaptation strategies, (coordinated by Rob Swart, ALTERRA)
- Project 2: Policy Integration, Coherence and Governance, (coordinated by Per Mickwitz, SYKE)
These projects were finished in 2009. They were voluntarily organised by the PEER partners using mostly internal funding and being carried out in partnership with research organisations and government bodies beyond PEER. The projects aimed at producing scientific evidence relevant for climate change policy marking.
This initiative has lead to publicition in a scientific journal:
The projects are the result of a joint statement PEER published on the 7th of May 2007 "Climate change and sustainable development – an unprecedented challenge for the research community". In this statement the PEER centres proposed a joint initiative to analyse and explore novel approaches to mitigation and adaptation, inviting regional, national, European and global research partners to participate in this initiative. The aim is to build an open European platform that brings together expertise and exchanges information on the best approaches to mitigate and adapt to climate change.