The world today is moving fast and so are user needs. Research projects can take years to develop and get funded, but many research questions in climate policy are relevant on short time scales. We believe there is an opportunity to fill a research niche answering contemporary policy challenges through synthesis of current knowledge and through fusion of existing data and methods.
Rapid Response will bring together existing knowledge, tools, and methods in new ways to answer questions of relevance for ongoing energy and climate policy. Research questions will be fluid as particular issues become relevant over time. The science will build on long-term research activities, and is kept high quality to ensure trust with user partners. The deliverables will change depending on the research question: blog posts, media interactions, videos, policy notes, chronicles, user dialogues, reports, and publications in leading journals.