Call launched on monitoring and mitigation greenhouse gases

On 4 March 2016 the FACCE ERA-GAS Cofund launched a call for transnational research projects on Monitoring and Mitigation of Greenhouse Gases from Agri- and Silvi-culture in Europe and New Zealand. The indicative total budget amounts to 13,9 M €. The Netherlands participates with an estimated budget of 900 K€.

The joint call is under the ERA-NET Cofund scheme of Horizon 2020 of the European Commission. The aim of FACCE ERA-GAS is to strengthen the transnational coordination of research programmes and provide added value to research and innovation on greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation in the European Research Area and in New Zealand. The scientific scope of the present call for proposals addresses collaborative projects in the following four research themes:

  • Theme 1): Improving national GHG inventories and monitoring, reporting and verification of emissions
  • Theme 2): Refining and facilitating the implementation of GHG mitigation technologies
  • Theme 3): State of the art production systems that are profitable and improve food and forest biomass production while reducing GHG emissions
  • Theme 4): Assessment of policy and economic measures to support emissions reductions across the farm-to-fork and forest-to-consumer chain.

If possible, SMEs and other stakeholders should be encouraged to participate in the consortia, to enhance impact, facilitate knowledge exchange and uptake of results to deliver measurable benefits to greenhouse gas reduction in Europe.

The funding partners are from 13 European countries and New Zealand. The indicative total budget amounts to 13,9 M €.

Time schedule

Phase

Date

Step 1

(Pre-proposal)

Call opening

04-03-2016

Deadline for submission of pre-proposals

03-05-2016 14.00 CET

Step 2

(Full proposal)

Communication of eligibility check and evaluation outcomes to the research project coordinators– Start of step 2

19-09-2016

Deadline for submission of full proposals

01-12-2016

14.00 CET

Funding outcome and project start

Communication of the evaluation outcomes and the funding recommendation to the research project coordinators

11-04-2017

Expected start of research projects

From August 2017

 

ERA-GAS will cover aspects of monitoring and mitigation of agricultural GHGs, including such aspects as reducing uncertainties and improving national agricultural GHG inventories, the role of climatic variability and agricultural and forestry practices for GHG emissions, the technical and economic potential of CH4 and N2O mitigation, carbon sequestration and reduced emissions from energy use and pre-chain inputs, emissions/removals certification, economic and policy measures, including trade, barriers to implementation and life cycle assessment.

For more information on the call, please visit the ERA-GAS website and the ERA-GAS submission platform.

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