Call for Proposals Environment 2012 - Two stages FP7-ENV-2012-two-stage Closed!


Promoting sustainable management of the natural and human environment and its resources by advancing our knowledge on the interactions between the biosphere, ecosystems and human activities, and developing new technologies, tools and services, in order to address in an integrated way global environmental issues. Emphasis will be put on prediction of climate, ecological, earth and ocean system changes, on tools and on technologies for monitoring, prevention and mitigation of environmental pressures and risks including on health and for the sustainability of the natural and man-made environment.

The 2012 Environment (including climate change) work programme, under the heading 'Transformative and Responsible Innovation', will respond to global societal challenges in the framework of resource efficiency and climate resilience. Specific objectives for the environment and climate research are:

  • Provide knowledge-based options for addressing major societal challenges notably climate change, biodiversity loss, land and sea management and resource efficiency.
  • Develop and strengthen European leadership in innovation including key environmental technologies pursuing a broad concept of innovation, both research driven innovation and new business models, eco-design, services (e.g. ecosystem services) and innovation in policy, governance and consumption behaviour.
  • Promote and facilitate knowledge transfer, assessment, uptake and exploitation of scientific data and results, in particular through demonstration and delivery of innovative tools and services such as ecosystem services and earth observation systems.

The novelty of the 2012 Environment (including climate change) work programme is the challenge driven approach which is implemented through fewer but broader topics using a two-stage submission and evaluation procedure.


Challenge 6.1 Coping with climate change

  • ENV.2012. 6.1-1 Seasonal-to-decadal climate predictions towards climate services. One or more proposals can be selected.
  • ENV.2012.6.1-2 Development of advanced techno-economic modelling tools for assessing costs and impacts of mitigation policies. One or more proposals can be selected.
  • ENV.2012.6.1-3 Strategies, costs and impacts of adaptation to climate change. One or more proposals can be selected.

Challenge 6.2 Sustainable use and management of land and seas

  • ENV.2012.6.2-1 Exploration of the operational potential of the concepts of ecosystem services and natural capital to systematically inform sustainable land, water and urban management. One or more proposals can be selected.
  • ENV.2012.6.2-2 Assessing global biological resources: the European contribution to the Global Earth Observation Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON). Up to one proposal can be selected.
  • ENV.2012.6.2-3 Innovative tools for understanding and integrated assessment of Good Environmental Status (GES) of marine waters ('The Ocean for Tomorrow'). Up to one proposal can be selected.
  • ENV.2012.6.2-4 Management and potential impacts of litter in the marine and coastal environment ('The Ocean for Tomorrow'). Up to one proposal can be selected.

Challenge 6.3. Improving resource efficiency

  • ENV.2012.6.3-1 Innovative resource efficient technologies, processes and services. One or more proposals can be selected.

Challenge 6.4 Protecting citizens from environmental hazards

  • ENV.2012.6.4-1 Improving the resilience of society to catastrophic natural hazards through new risk-management partnerships. One or more proposals can be selected.
  • ENV.2012.6.4-2 Long-term monitoring experiment in geologically active regions of Europe prone to natural hazards: the Supersite concept. One or more proposals can be selected.
  • ENV.2012.6.4-3 Integrating environmental and health data to advance knowledge of the role of environment in human health and well-being in support of a European exposome initiative. One or more proposals can be selected.

Challenge 6.5 Mobilising environmental knowledge for policy, industry and society

  • ENV.2012.6.5-1 Developing community-based environmental monitoring and information systems using innovative and novel earth observation applications. One or more proposals can be selected.
  • ENV.2012.6.5-2 Demonstration and exploitation of most promising prototypes and tools derived from European research activities. One or more proposals can be selected.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 217,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 20 October 2011 - 9 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call fiche FP7-ENV-2012-two-stage (Guidelines for applicants)
  • Work Programme 2012 - Environment (including Climate Change) (Work programme)
  • Cooperation Work Programme 2012 - General Introduction (Work programme)
  • Call for Proposals Environment 2012 - Two stages (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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