Call for proposals 2021 - Biodiversity and ecosystem services HORIZON-CL6-2021-BIODIV-01 Closed!

Objectives

Proposals for topics under this destination should set out a credible pathway contributing to Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, and more specifically to one or more of the following impacts:

  • Biodiversity decline, its main direct drivers and their interrelations are better understood and addressed through the production, integration and use of open data, knowledge, education and training, innovative technologies, solutions and control measures, in collaboration with European and international initiatives.
  • Biodiversity and natural capital are integrated into public and business decision-making at all levels for the protection and restoration of ecosystems and their services; science base is provided for planning and expanding protected areas, and sustainably managing ecosystems.
  • Europe builds competitive sustainability and tackles climate change and natural disasters through the deployment of nature-based solutions, including ecosystem-based disaster risk-reduction approaches fully reaping their economic, social and environmental benefits for a green recovery across all European regions.
  • The interrelations between biodiversity, health, food, soil, water, air and climate are better known and communicated to citizens and policy-makers; in particular, risks associated with microbiomes and biodiversity-friendly prevention/mitigation measures, and opportunities for biodiversity recovery are identified.
  • Practices in agriculture and forestry support biodiversity and the provision of other ecosystems services based on a) a better understanding of functional biodiversity (above and below ground), b) effective knowledge and innovation systems and c) ready-to use solutions for land managers, adapted to specific conditions.
  • Access to a wider range of crops and breeds with a broadened genetic base is improved in line with global biodiversity commitments by gaining greater insight into the characteristics of genetic resources and by enhancing capacities for their preservation and use in breeding and in primary production (farming, forestry, fisheries, aquaculture). More (bio)diverse, resilient production systems will have positive knock-on effects on value chains, consumption, healthy diets and the wider, non-managed biodiversity.
  • Approaches for enabling transformative changes in society for biodiversity and ecosystems recovery are identified, tested and implemented in policy, governance, law business and society; all indirect drivers of biodiversity loss are addressed and ‘do not harm’ biodiversity policies become a mainstream part of all sectors.
  • Biodiversity research is interconnected across Europe, supporting and enhancing the ambition of national, EU and international environmental policies and conventions.

Actions

This call covers the following topics:

  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-BIODIV-01-01: European participation in global biodiversity genomics endeavours aimed at identifying all biodiversity on Earth (HORIZON-RIA - HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-BIODIV-01-02: Data and technologies for the inventory, fast identification and monitoring of endangered wildlife and other species groups (HORIZON-RIA - HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-BIODIV-01-03: Understanding and valuing coastal and marine biodiversity and ecosystems services (HORIZON-RIA - HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-BIODIV-01-04: Assess and predict integrated impacts of cumulative direct and indirect stressors on coastal and marine biodiversity, ecosystems and their services (HORIZON-RIA - HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-BIODIV-01-05: The economics of nature-based solutions: cost-benefit analysis, market development and funding (HORIZON-RIA - HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-BIODIV-01-06: Nature-based solutions, prevention and reduction of risks and the insurance sector (HORIZON-CSA - HORIZON Coordination and Support Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-BIODIV-01-07: Ecosystems and their services for an evidence-based policy and decision-making (HORIZON-RIA - HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-BIODIV-01-08: Supporting the development of a coherent and resilient Trans-European Nature Network (HORIZON-IA - HORIZON Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-BIODIV-01-09: Assessing and consolidating recent scientific advances on freshwater ecosystem restoration. (HORIZON-CSA - HORIZON Coordination and Support Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-BIODIV-01-10: Demonstration of measures and management for coastal and marine ecosystems restoration and resilience in simplified socio-ecological systems. (HORIZON-IA - HORIZON Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-BIODIV-01-11: What else is out there? Exploring the connection between biodiversity, ecosystems services, pandemics and epidemic risk (HORIZON-RIA - HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-BIODIV-01-12: Improved science based maritime spatial planning and identification of marine protected areas (HORIZON-RIA - HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-BIODIV-01-13: Breeding for resilience: focus on root-based traits (HORIZON-RIA - HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-BIODIV-01-14: Fostering organic crop breeding (HORIZON-IA - HORIZON Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-BIODIV-01-15: Quantify impacts of the trade in raw and processed biomass on ecosystems, for offering new leverage points for biodiversity conservation, along supply chains, to reduce leakage effects (HORIZON-RIA - HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-BIODIV-01-16: Biodiversity, water, food, energy, transport, climate and health nexus in the context of transformative change (HORIZON-RIA - HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-BIODIV-01-17: Policy mixes, governance (including financing) and decision-making tools for transformative action on biodiversity (HORIZON-RIA - HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-BIODIV-01-18: Understanding the impacts of and the opportunities offered by digital transformation, new emerging technologies and social innovation on biodiversity (HORIZON-RIA - HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-BIODIV-01-19: A mechanism for science to inform implementation, monitoring, review and ratcheting up of the new EU biodiversity strategy for 2030 ('Science Service'). (HORIZON-CSA - HORIZON Coordination and Support Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-BIODIV-01-20: Support to processes triggered by IPBES and IPCC (HORIZON-CSA - HORIZON Coordination and Support Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-BIODIV-01-21: Impact and dependence of business on biodiversity (HORIZON-RIA - HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions)

European community funding

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

  • 194,50 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 06 October 2021 - 16 days ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Work Program (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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