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Becoming experts, building and valuing expertises: such are the three goals of CliMates’  research pole. Because we live in a complex, uncertain world in which knowledge is power, we want all young people to become knowledge carriers of youth expertise on Climate Change. 


Our action thus focuses on enabling dynamics of youth expertise creation and valuation, but also on connecting research to CliMates’ empowerment and advocacy poles, international branches and community of Mates. Last but not least, we aim at integrating CliMates’ research activities to wider ecosystems of youth, research and climate actions. 


Research being one of CliMates’ three core activities, the research pole is composed of a dedicated coordination team of three people. At the moment, the pole counts 8 active thematic research projects with unique identities but having in common the promotion of transnational, interdisciplinary, action-oriented research approaches



The Collectif Démarqué is a Climates project born at the end of 2016. Its objective is to promote more sustainable production and consumption of clothing.

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CC-CoRDE means Climate Change, Commons and Radical Democracy in Europe. Its objective is to study some radical and inclusive forms of democracy which permit a reappropriation of power and resources by citizens.

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Les déplacés climatiques est une web série documentaire sur les migrations environnementales qui vise à sensibiliser et à mobiliser sur ce sujet.

4sea is a joint project of CliMates, Youth for the Ocean and Vitamin Sea which combines research and teaching. Its main objective is to analyze and raise awareness of the links between the ocean and the climate.


The Climate Security and Peace project (CS2P) explores, from various empirical and theoretical perspectives, the impact of climate change and other forms of environmental degradation on human and ecological security.


Launched in 2017, Gender and Climate Change (GCC) specifically aims to reveal the hidden links between gender norms and climate-related issues.

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The Electricity Mix and Decarbonization (EMD) project aims to identify the key decarbonization levers that states and electricity companies need to implement in order to reduce GHG emissions while accelerating the energy transition.

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