Call-Building a low-carbon, climate resilient future: Research and innovation in support of the European Green Deal
This call for proposals is a direct contribution to the European Commission’s European Green Deal Communication, which sets out the path for a fundamental transformation of Europe’s economies and societies. The call responds to the pressing need to confront the climate crisis and provide greater protection for the continent’s unique environment and biodiversity. At the same time, the call addresses the equally urgent challenge of aiding Europe’s recovery in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, contributing directly to the EU’s Recovery Plan for Europe.
The call’s ambition matches the magnitude of the task: its goal is to use research and innovation to kick-start the environmental, social and economic transformations required to tackle the climate challenge, while helping the EU recover from the Covid-19 crisis, and increasing its resilience and capacity to respond to such novel threats in the future. Science, knowledge and evidence – not short-term crisis contingencies – provide the compass for charting the path towards more resilient economies, societies and governance systems, and for designing a new, green growth strategy for the EU, embracing digitisation and enhancing Europe’s competitiveness.
The deadline of the application is 26th of January 2021.
More details about the call, and focus areas can be found in the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020 (from page 62)