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    Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials

    The specific objective is to achieve a resource-efficient and climate change resilient economy and a sustainable supply of raw materials, in order to meet the needs of a growing global population within the sustainable limits of the planet's natural resources. Activities will contribute to increasing European competitiveness and improving wellbeing, whilst assuring environmental integrity and sustainability, keeping average global warming below 2°C and enabling ecosystems and society to adapt to climate change.


    Meeting EU and international targets for greenhouse gas emissions and concentrations, and coping with climate change impacts requires the development and deployment of cost-effective technologies, and mitigation and adaptation measures. Eco-innovation will provide valuable new opportunities for growth and jobs. Solutions developed through EU-level action will counter key threats to industrial competitiveness and enable rapid uptake and replication across the Single Market and beyond.

    Addressing the availability of raw materials calls for co-ordinated research and innovation efforts across many disciplines and sectors to help provide safe, economically feasible, environmentally sound and socially acceptable solutions along the entire value chain (exploration, extraction, processing, re-use, recycling and substitution).

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    Key Information

    Swiss eligibility:               Switzerland is fully associated to Horizon 2020 
    Horizon 2020 Funding:   Participant Portal 
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    Call descriptions, rules:   Work Programme (2016-2017)

    Scientific Disciplines

    • Exact & Natural Sciences
    • Social Sciences
    • Economics
    • Technical & Applied Sciences
    • Interdisciplinary Sciences

    Industrial Sectors

    • Protecting Man & Environment
    • Physical & Exact Sciences
    • Biological Sciences
    • Agriculture & Marine Resources
    • Societal & Economic Concerns 
    • Electronics, IT & Telecommunications
    • Industrial Manufacturing, Material & Transport
    • Other Industrial Technologies
    • Measurements & Standards

    Main Target Audience

    • Universities / UAS
    • Research institutes
    • NGOs
    • Large industry / SMEs
    • Governmental research organisations

    Your Contact

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    Judith Zbinden

    National Contact Point (NCP):

    • European Research Council (ERC)
    • Climate Action & Environment, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials
    Effingerstrasse 19
    3008 Bern
    Tel.:+41 31 380 60 16

    Open calls

    Open calls

    The Work Programme 2018-2020 is expected to be published at the end of the year. For preliminary information on the upcoming calls please contact us.

    Upcoming Events

    Date City Vacancies Registration
    31 OCT
    2017
    Organiser: Euresearch Head Office
    02 NOV
    2017
    Organiser: Enterprise Europe Network