Julia, Ben and the team finished up another bid in the office this week for the FP7 Environment action. The Bid, catchily titled ‘ClimateNET’, will see countries from across Europe, the Mediterranean and the Black Sea uniting to fight Climate Change through closer collaboration in their research and innovation. Climate Change, which plays an increasingly crucial role of all of us (particularly those who chose to blame it for droughts in spring and monsoons in summer here in London!) is a challenge that 21c and the rest of the fledgling consortium believe is best, tackled together. So fingers crossed for ClimateNET as it wings its way to the EC and for the recovery of the team, including the swift recovery of the rather exhausted Ben pictured.