CARE-C a new partner of the AVENGERS project

CARE-C of the Cyprus Institute is participating as a hop-on partner in the “Attributing and Verifying European and National Greenhouse gas and aerosol Emissions and Reconciliation with Statistical bottom-up estimates” project (AVENGERS) funded under the Horizon Europe programme (grant agreement No 101081322).

AVENGERS unites a diverse group of experts in order to establish how top-down techniques can support the verification of national greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories and other regulated estimates of emissions and removals, in order to improve or supplement the methods/approaches currently used.  In recognition of the need for a truly multi-actor approach, the team represents experts in atmospheric inverse modelling and data assimilation, remote sensing, environmental monitoring and observation, terrestrial ecosystem modelling, policy and stakeholder interaction together with national inventory compilers. Acknowledging the complexity and challenges of the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East region, and the fact that it consists a climate change hotspot that warms faster than other areas, CARE-C scientists will contribute to the project with their research outcomes and experience in addressing the relevant scientific questions focused on the specificities of the EMME region.

 AVENGERS builds upon the heritage of previous EU projects, in particular CHE, CoCO2 and VERIFY and will advance the top-down approach for quantifying GHG and aerosol emissions, as well as reconcile and integrate approaches into a joint bottom-up and top-down framework. Based on the reconciliation, AVENGERS will prepare good-practice guidelines for use of atmospheric inverse models as well as develop a Flexible Inversion Tool for Inventory Compilers (FIT-IC), anticipated to be of major interest to national reporting agencies and regulatory units.

The programme, which started on 1 January, 2023, and is expected to end on 30 June, 2026, is coordinated by Lund University in Sweden and brings together 15 higher education and research organisations from 7 different European countries.

Participation on behalf of CARE-C is led by Research Scientist, Dr Jonilda Kushta, who acts as the PI of the Cyprus Institute for AVENGERS.

You can find more details about the project on the project website here

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Research and Innovation Actions, under grant agreement No 101081322