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In celebration of the journal's first anniversary this month, we are giving free access for a limited period of one month to one article selected from each of the first 12 issues. The articles have been chosen to illustrate the breadth and depth of the journal's content, including primary research, interviews, commentaries and features. We take this opportunity to thank our readers and authors and we look forward to contributing further to the climate change debate over future years. Meanwhile, we hope that the climate change community finds this collection of articles both thought-provoking and interesting.
Climate-KIC is one of the first three Knowledge Innovation Communities designated on 1 January 2010 by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). It uniquely bring together education, research, business and government to create the environment to foster innovation for addressing societal issues. This promotional review highlights the scope and potential of this ambitious experiment in creating an integrated public–private community to drive systemic innovation in the field of climate change adaptaton and mitigation.