Knowledge for Climate is a research programme for the development of knowledge and services that makes it possible to climate proof the Netherlands. Governmental organisations (central government, provinces, municipalities and water boards) and businesses, actively participate in research programming through the input of additional resources (matching).
Knowledge is developed within the research programme that is necessary to be able to assess investments to be made in spatial planning and infrastructure over the coming twenty years in terms of their resistance to climate change, and for making changes where necessary. It is about climate proofing the Netherlands.
The research programme focuses on eight areas, called hotspots. Investments will also be made in improving climate prediction and climate effect models, with a National Climate Facility established for the purpose. An important part of the programme is Knowledge Transfer and International Cooperation.
This research programme is co-financed by the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment.