The European Commission has made official the Work Programme “Cross-cutting activities” which integrates the areas and topics of the new Green Deal Call: “Building a low-carbon, climate resilient future: Research and innovation in support of the European Green Deal”.
The Green Deal is an integral part of this Commission’s strategy to implement the United Nations’ Agenda 2030 and sustainable development objectives, as well as the policy guidelines announced by President Ursula Von der Leyen.
This call is a response to these challenges. It is a new strategy for sustainable growth that aims to transform the EU into a fair and prosperous society, with a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy, where there are no net emissions of greenhouse gases in 2050 and where economic growth is decoupled from resource use.
This call is a direct contribution to the European Commission’s European Green Deal (EC COM -2019), which sets out the path for a fundamental transformation of economies and societies. The call responds to the urgent need to address the climate crisis and to provide greater protection for the continent’s own environment and biodiversity. At the same time, the call addresses the equally urgent challenge of helping Europe’s recovery from the Covid-19 crisis by contributing directly to the EU Recovery Plan for Europe (Europe’s moment: Repair and Prepare for the Next Generation, EC COM -2020).
Area 1: Increasing Climate Ambition: Cross sectoral challenges
LC-GD-1-1-2020: Preventing and fighting extreme forest fires by integrating and demonstrating innovative measures.
LC-GD-1-2-2020: Towards climate-neutral and socially innovative cities
LC-GD-1-3-2020: Climate-resilient innovation packages for EU regions
Area 2: Clean, affordable and secure energy
LC-GD-2-1-2020: Innovative terrestrial and marine renewable energy technologies and their integration into the energy system.
LC-GD-2-2-2020: Development and demonstration of a 100 MW electrolyser that extends the link between renewable energies and their commercial/industrial applications.
LC-GD-2-3-2020: Accelerating the green transition and energy access partnership with Africa.
Area 3: Industry for a Clean and Circular Economy
LC-GD-3-1-2020: Closing the industrial carbon cycle to combat climate change
LC-GD-3-2-2020: Demonstration of systemic solutions for the territorial deployment of the circular economy
Area 4: Energy and Efficient Building
LC-GD-4-1-2020: Building and renewing in an energy and resource efficient way.
Area 5: Sustainable and Smart Mobility
LC-GD-5-1-2020: Airports and green ports as multimodal axes for intelligent and sustainable mobility
Area 6: Farm to Fork
LC-GD-6-1-2020: Testing and demonstration of systemic innovations in support of the farm-to-table strategy
Area 7: Biodiversity and Ecosystem services
LC-GD-7-1-2020: Restoring biodiversity and ecosystem services
Area 8: Zero-pollution, toxic-free environment
LC-GD-8-1-2020: Innovative, systemic zero pollution solutions to protect health, the environment and natural resources from persistent and unstable chemicals
LC-GD-8-2-2020: Promoting regulatory science to address combined exposures to industrial and pharmaceutical chemicals: from science to evidence-based policy.
Area 9: Strengthening our knowledge in support of the EGD
LC-GD-9-1-2020: European research infrastructure capacities and services to address the challenges of the European Green Pact.
LC-GD-9-2-2020: Development of end-user products and services for stakeholders and citizens that support climate adaptation and mitigation
LC-GD-9-3-2020: Transparent and accessible seas and oceans: towards a digital ocean twin.
Area 10: Empowering citizens for the transition towards a climate neutral, sustainable Europe
LC-GD-10-1-2020: European capacities for deliberation and citizen participation for the Green Pact.
LC-GD-10-2-2020: Behavioural, social and cultural change for the Green Deal.
LC-GD-10-3-2020: Enabling citizens to act on climate change, for sustainable development and environmental protection through education, citizen science, observation initiatives and civic engagement.
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