The French Embassy in Berlin invited Abad Chabbi to join in on a roundtable held on December 5th, on the current state of Franco-German cooperation and new perspectives in relations to research infrastructures. This strategic dialog should prove a unique opportunity to discuss research priorities and join forces for a concerted scientific research agenda in facing climate change. The importance of Germany’s potential involvement as a partner in AnaEE’s will be stressed as a means to further unlock global answers to changing societal needs.