Call for Proposals Environment 2012 - One stage FP7-ENV-2012-one-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.


Challenge 6.1. Coping with climate change

  • ENV.2012.6.1-4 Exploiting the full potential of economic instruments to contribute to achieving the EU's greenhouse gas emissions reduction objectives for 2050. One or more proposals can be selected.
  • ENV.2012.6.1-5 Explore opportunities, risks, feasibility and policy implications associated with key geo-engineering options. Up to one proposal can be selected.

Challenge 6.2. Sustainable use and management of land and seas

  • ENV.2012.6.2-5 Improve scientific knowledge base to support the implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive ('The Ocean for Tomorrow'). Up to one proposal can be selected.
  • ENV.2012.6.2-6 Development of advanced technologies and tools for mapping, diagnosing, excavating, and securing underwater and coastal archaeological sites. One or more proposals can be selected.

Challenge 6.3. Improving resource efficiency

  • ENV.2012.6.3-2 Policy options for a resource efficient economy. One or more proposals can be selected.
  • ENV.2012.6.3-3 Development of resource efficiency indicators. One or more proposals can be selected.
  • ENV.2012.6.3-4 Support for standardisation needs in the field of environment. Up to one proposal can be selected.

Challenge 6.4. Protecting citizens from environmental hazards


Challenge 6.5. Mobilising environmental knowledge for policy, industry and society

  • ENV.2012.6.5-3 Exploring opportunities for open access to primary environmental data. Up to one proposal can be selected.
  • ENV2012.6.5-4 Integrated assessment of air pollution supporting the revision of EU air quality legislation. Up to one proposal can be selected.

Challenge 6.6. Horizontal and cross-thematic activities

  • ENV.2012.6.6-1 EU-India cooperation in water technology and management: research and innovation. One or more proposals can be selected.

European community funding

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

  • 30,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 20 October 2011 - 10 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-one-stage (Guidelines for applicants)
  • Work Programme 2012 - Cooperation (Work programme)
  • Work Programme 2012 - Environment (Work programme)
  • Call for Proposals Environment 2012 - One stage (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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