HORIZON 2020 – Pillar of Company Challenges: 2018-2020 Calls “Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials” (2020 deadlines)

EU funding opportunities

On July 2019, the European Commission published updates to Horizon 2020’s thematic work programmes, providing guidance on new calls for research and innovation projects foreseen in 2020.

Based on the updates of the Work Programme 2018-2020 relating to the Challenge for the Climate Action Society, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials, here we list the new opportunities that open up with the two calls below:

  • Building a low-carbon, climate resilient future: climate action in support of the Paris Agreement (H2020-LC-CLA-2018-2019-2020)

On 12/11/2019, the following topics were opened for which there is a procedure for submitting two-stage proposals with two deadlines, 13/02/2020 (1st phase) and 3/09/2020 (2nd stage):

LC-CLA-10-2020 : Scientific support to designing mitigation pathways and policies
– LC-CLA-11-2020: Innovative nature-based solutions for carbon neutral cities and improved air quality
LC-CLA-12-2020: Advancing climate services
LC-CLA-13-2020: Climate resilience of European coastal cities and settlements
LC-CLA-14-2020: Understanding climate-water-energy-food nexus and streamlining water-related policies
LC-CLA-15-2020: Forest Fires risk reduction: towards an integrated fire management approach in the EU
LC-CLA-16-2020: Multi-hazard risk management for risk-informed decision-making in the EU
LC-CLA-17-2020: Polar climate: understanding the polar processes in a global context in the Arctic and Antarctic Regions
LC-CLA-18-2020: Developing the next generation of Earth System Models
LC-CLA-19-2020: Integrated GEOSS climate applications to support adaptation and mitigation measures of the Paris Agreement
LC-CLA-20-2020: Supporting the implementation of GEOSS in the Arctic in collaboration with Copernicus

  • Greening the economy in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (H2020-SC5-2018-2019-2020)

Proposals can be submitted until 13/02/2020 for:

CE-SC5-29-2020: A common European framework to harmonise procedures for plastics pollution monitoring and assessments
SC5-26-2020: Sustainable management in extractive industries
SC5-33-2020: Monitoring ecosystems through research, innovation and technology
SC5-34-2020: 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 action on enhancing urban transformation capacities
SC5-36-2020: ERA-NET Cofund action on raw materials

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