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Infographic on upcoming Climate calls in Horizon 2020

Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials are a priority of the final Horizon 2020 Work Programme, in fact it is one of the four focus areas highlighted by the European Commission under the name “Building a low-carbon, climate resilient future”. More than 35% of the remaining Horizon 2020 was promised to be spent on projects contributing towards the goals of the Paris Agreement from 2018-2020. With one year to go there is still €391 million available across 27 call topics in four areas:

  • €189 million for Building a low-carbon, climate resilient future,
  • €129 million for Greening the economy,
  • €58 million for Competitive low carbon and circular industries and
  • €15 million for other actions.

The typical consortium of a climate project is made up of 5-15 partners and requests funding in the range of €2-5 million for small project and €7-10 million for a large project. Climate projects are usually completed within 3-5 years. For an easy-to-understand overview of what’s coming up in the next year we’ve compiled all the necessary information into an infographic:

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Upcoming climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials deadlines

Below you will find a list of all Climate call topics opening in 2020. Are you thinking of writing a proposal for any of the mentioned topics? We can help!

1-stage calls

The following calls all close on February 13, 2020. Based on the available budget we’re expecting between 10-25 projects to be funded.

  • LC-CLA-21-2020 (CSA): Supporting the development of climate policies to deliver on the Paris Agreement, through Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs)
  • LC-CLA-22-2020 (CSA): Enhancing the Belmont Forum Collaborative Research Action on Climate, Environment and Health
  • LC-CLA-23-2020 (CSA): Towards a comprehensive European mountain research strategy
  • CE-SC5-29-2020 (CSA): A common European framework to harmonise procedures for plastics pollution monitoring and assessments
  • SC5-26-2020 (CSA): Sustainable management in extractive industries
  • SC5-33-2020 (CSA): Monitoring ecosystems through research, innovation and technology
  • SC5-34-2020 (ERA-NET Cofund): ERA-NET Cofund action on conservation and restoration of degraded ecosystems and their biodiversity, including a focus on aquatic systems
  • SC5-35-2020 (ERA-NET Cofund): ERA-NET Cofund action on enhancing urban transformation capacities
  • SC5-36-2020 (ERA-NET Cofund): ERA-NET Cofund action on raw materials

2-stage calls

The first deadline for the following two-stage calls is on February 13, 2020 (stage 1) followed by stage 2 on September 3 2020. According to our calculations 55-75 will be funded from the total of 18 2-stage call topics. A short reminder: Our services are also available to any proposal which has passed the first stage of a 2-stage proposal.

  • LC-CLA-10-2020 (RIA): Scientific support to designing mitigation pathways and policies
  • LC-CLA-11-2020 (IA): Innovative nature-based solutions for carbon neutral cities and improved air quality
  • LC-CLA-12-2020 (RIA): Advancing climate services
  • LC-CLA-13-2020 (RIA): Climate resilience of European coastal cities and settlements
  • LC-CLA-14-2020 (RIA): Understanding climate-water-energy-food nexus and streamlining water-related policies
  • LC-CLA-15-2020 (RIA): Forest Fires risk reduction: towards an integrated fire management approach in the E.U.
  • LC-CLA-16-2020 (RIA): Multi-hazard risk management for risk-informed decision-making in the E.U.
  • LC-CLA-17-2020 (RIA): Polar climate: understanding the polar processes in a global context in the Arctic and Antarctic Regions
  • LC-CLA-18-2020 (RIA): Polar climate: understanding the polar processes in a global context in the Arctic and Antarctic Regions
  • LC-CLA-19-2020 (RIA): Integrated GEOSS climate applications to support adaptation and mitigation measures of the Paris Agreement
  • LC-CLA-20-2020 (RIA): Supporting the implementation of GEOSS in the Arctic in collaboration with Copernicus
  • CE-SC5-24-2020 (RIA): Improving the sorting, separation and recycling of composite and multi-layer materials
  • CE-SC5-25-2020 (RIA): Understanding the transition to a circular economy and its implications on the environment, economy and society
  • CE-SC5-28-2020 (IA): Develop and pilot circular systems in plastics, textiles and furniture sectors
  • CE-SC5-30-2020 (RIA): Plastics in the environment: understanding the sources, transport, distribution and impacts of plastics pollution
  • SC5-10-2019-2020 (IA): Raw materials innovation actions: exploration and Earth observation in support of sustainable mining
  • SC5-27-2020 (RIA): Strengthening international collaboration: enhanced natural treatment solutions for water security and ecological quality in cities
  • SC5-32-2020 (RIA): Addressing wild pollinators decline and its effects on biodiversity and ecosystem services