The European Climate Law tasks the EEA Management Board to designate the 15 members of the Advisory Board. The members will be chosen for a mandate of four years, with no more than two members having the nationality of the same Member State, following an open, fair and transparent selection procedure. In its selection of the members of the Advisory Board, the Management Board will seek to ensure a varied disciplinary and sectoral expertise, as well as gender and geographical balance. The members of the Advisory Board will be appointed in a personal capacity and shall give their positions completely independently of the Member States and the Union institutions. The EEA is issuing this call for expressions of interest with the aim of designating the members of the Advisory Board. The application deadline is set to Monday 1 November at 12:00 noon CET.
The European Climate Law, adopted in June 2021, sets out a binding objective of climate neutrality in the European Union (EU) by 2050 in pursuit of the long-term temperature goal set out in the Paris Agreement, and provides a framework for achieving progress in pursuit of the global adaptation goal established in the Paris Agreement. It also sets out for 2030 a binding EU target of a net domestic reduction of at least 55 % in greenhouse gas emissions compared to 1990. The European Climate Law also provides for the establishment of a European Scientific Advisory Board on Climate Change (the ‘Advisory Board’), through an amendment of the founding regulation of the European Environment Agency (EEA). See more information about the EEA further below. The Advisory Board will provide independent scientific advice and produce reports on EU measures, climate targets and indicative greenhouse gas budgets and their coherence with the European climate law and the EU’s international commitments under the Paris Agreement.
Persons who are interested in becoming a member of the Advisory Board are invited to express their interest in accordance with the following rules