Call for proposals 2021 - Land, ocean and water for climate action HORIZON-CL6-2021-CLIMATE-01 Closed!

Objectives

Proposals for topics under this destination should set out a credible pathway to contributing to climate action on land, oceans and water and more specifically to one or several of the following impacts:

  • Better understanding and enhancing the mitigation potential of ecosystems and sectors based on the sustainable management of natural resources;
  • Advanced understanding and science to support adaptation and resilience of natural and managed ecosystems, water and soil systems and economic sectors in the context of the changing climate;
  • Efficient monitoring, assessment and projections related to climate change impacts, mitigation and adaptation potential in order to bring out solutions for tackling emerging threats and support decision-making in climate change mitigation and adaptation policies at European and global levels;
  • Fostered climate change mitigation in the primary sector , including by the reduction of GHG emissions, maintenance of natural carbon sinks and enhancement of sequestration and storage of carbon in ecosystems;
  • Improved adaptive capacity of water and soil systems and sectors including by unlocking the potential of nature-based solutions;
  • Better managed scarce resources, in particular soils and water, thus mitigating climate related risks, in particular desertification and erosion, thanks to informed decision-makers and stakeholders and integration of adaptation measures in relevant EU policies.

When considering their impact, proposals also need to assess their compliance with the “Do No Significant Harm” principle[[as per Article 17 of Regulation (EU) No 2020/852 on the establishment of a framework to facilitate sustainable investment (EU Taxonomy Regulation)]] according to which the research and innovation activities of the project should not be supporting or carrying out activities that make a significant harm to any of the six environmental objectives of the EU Taxonomy Regulation.

This destination contributes to support R&I on climate for areas covered by Cluster 6 notably on the implementation of climate change mitigation and adaptation solutions while Destination “Climate sciences and responses for the transformation towards climate neutrality” in Cluster 5 concentrates on activities related to climate science and modelling.

Topics under this destination will have impacts in the following impact areas of the Horizon Europe strategic plan for 2021-2024: “Climate change mitigation and adaptation”; “Enhancing ecosystems and biodiversity on land and in water”; “Clean and healthy air, water and soil”; “Sustainable food systems from farm to fork on land and sea”; ”A resilient EU prepared for emerging threats”; “A secure and open EU society”; and “Inclusive growth and new job opportunities”.

Actions

This call covers the following topics:

  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-CLIMATE-01-01: Improved understanding, observation and monitoring of water resources availability. (HORIZON-RIA - HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-CLIMATE-01-02: European Partnership Water Security for the Planet (Water4All) (HORIZON-COFUND - HORIZON Programme Cofund Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-CLIMATE-01-03: Key oceanic and polar processes driving regional & global climate change (HORIZON-RIA - HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-CLIMATE-01-04: Demonstration network on climate-smart farming – linking pilot farms (HORIZON-CSA - HORIZON Coordination and Support Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-CLIMATE-01-05: Agroecological approaches for climate change mitigation, resilient agricultural production and enhanced biodiversity (HORIZON-RIA - HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-CLIMATE-01-06: Resilient livestock farming systems under climate change (HORIZON-RIA - HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-CLIMATE-01-07: International Research Consortium on (agricultural) soil carbon (HORIZON-CSA - HORIZON Coordination and Support Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-CLIMATE-01-08: Agroforestry to meet climate, biodiversity and farming sustainability goals (HORIZON-RIA - HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-CLIMATE-01-09: Enhancing science-based knowledge on EU forests’, including old-growth forests, capacities to mitigate climate change (HORIZON-RIA - HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-CLIMATE-01-10: EU-China international cooperation on increasing the resilience of forests (HORIZON-RIA - HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions)

European community funding

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

  • 118,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 06 October 2021 - 20 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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