The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission is the legal entity that represents the Laboratory of Climate and Environmental Sciences within CoCO2.
The LSCE, created in 1998, is both an institution and joint research unit of CEA, of the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), and of the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin (UVSQ). The LSCE aims to understand past and future climate evolution and to predict the changes our planet will have to face in the next decades and centuries due to the global increase in greenhouse gases.
The LSCE co-coordinates WP4 Local and regional modelling and data assimilation and WP6 Integration, testing, application and initial validation of prototype systems of CoCO2. LSCE also directly participates in the design of advanced inverse modelling prototypes for the quantification of CO2 anthropogenic emissions based on observations of appropriate atmospheric tracers, made in situ or from space, and of the associated uncertainties. For this purpose, it shares some of its expertise and tools gained in VERIFY, such as its Community Inversion Framework.