Call for proposals 2017 - H2020 - Building a low-carbon, climate resilient future: climate action in support of the paris agreement H2020-LC-CLA-2018-2019-2020 Closed!


This call contributes in its entirety to the Focus Area "Building a low-carbon climate-resilient future", which brings together funding to support the goals of the PA.


Actions in this call aim to produce solutions for the achievement of the PA's mitigation and adaptation goals, and to further relevant scientific knowledge for the implementation of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and in advance of key PA-related milestones, such as the publication of national mid-century strategies (2020), the 6th IPCC assessment cycle (2018-2022) and the first global stocktake in 2023. Actions also support relevant EU policies and objectives, such as the Energy Union, Arctic policy, EU Adaptation Strategy and EU climate diplomacy efforts. Special consideration will be given to cooperation with strategic partner countries/regions. Specific efforts have to be paid to communicating research results to a broader audience, including the larger public. Ultimately, the actions are expected to support Europe's endeavours to implement not only the PA but also the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG 13 'Climate action', SDG 6 'Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all', SDG 11 'Sustainable cities and communities', SDG 14 'Life below water' and SDG 15 'Life on land'.

This call covers the following topics:

  • LC-CLA-01-2018: Supporting the development of climate policies to deliver on the Paris Agreement, through Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs)
  • LC-CLA-03-2018: Climate change impacts in Europe
  • LC-CLA-04-2018: Resilience and sustainable reconstruction of historic areas to cope with climate change and hazard events
  • LC-CLA-05-2019: Human dynamics of climate change
  • LC-CLA-06-2019: Inter-relations between climate change, biodiversity and ecosystem services
  • LC-CLA-07-2019: The changing cryosphere: uncertainties, risks and opportunities
  • LC-CLA-08-2018: Addressing knowledge gaps in climate science, in support of IPCC reports

European community funding

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

  • 216,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 27 February 2018 - 3 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)
  • 04 September 2018 - 2 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)
  • 19 February 2019 - 2 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)
  • 04 September 2019 - more than one year ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Work Programme 2018-2020 (Work programme)

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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