The European Commission has received 166 new proposals in reply to the 2019 call for climate action projects under the EU’s LIFE programme. The number of proposals is up 25% compared to last year and reflects the growing efforts across the EU and beyond to tackle climate change.
The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) is organizing the event “Local adaptation to climate change: challenges and opportunities for Local and Regional Authorities”, aimed at bringing clarity in the field of adaptation to climate change, with a focus on the challenges and opportunities for local and regional authorities. It will be an opportunity to discuss with political representatives of LRAs the relevance of planning climate adaptation, showing concrete best practices happening in Europe and exploring the main financing strategies for these kind of actions.
European businesses stand behind the EU ambition of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions (climate neutrality) to reach the objectives of the Paris Agreement. This will require deep Member State cooperation, large investments in technologies and low-carbon infrastructure, changes in consumer behaviour and similar ambitions by countries around the world. The Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU and BusinessEurope invite you to join the discussion on how governments, businesses and the civil society can work together to reach these common goals.
INEA has received 185 project proposals by the deadline of 27 August for seven topics focused on renewable energy solutions and on enabling near-zero emissions from fossil fuel power plants and carbon intensive industries.
The EIC Accelerator offers optional equity investment in addition to a grant to small companies that want to put their breakthrough innovations on the market. Innovative companies can apply for a grant or up to 17.5 million in combined grant and equity financing to scale-up quickly and effectively. Read the Investment Guidelines for Applicants to know how!
The 2020 energy efficiency call of the Horizon 2020 Work Programme was presented on Thursday 27 June – the third day of the Energy Info Day organised in Brussels by the European Commission’s Executive Agencies, EASME and INEA. The presentations are now published. Before leaving on holidays, make sure you download them all!
Information days on the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020, Challenge “Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials” – 2020 calls – will take place on 16 and 17 September 2019 in Brussels.
Luxembourg, 12 June 2019
The last Work Programme for Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy under Horizon 2020 will be published on 2 July 2019. It is designed to facilitate a smooth transition to the future Horizon Europe and LIFE programmes. Two intervention areas “Buildings in energy transition” (B4E) and “Smart and clean energy for consumers” (EC) bring together 18 topics focusing on energy efficiency as a cornerstone of the energy transition.
Updated: The deadline has been extended until 16 June 2019.
Concerns the following groups: Mission Board for adaptation to climate change, including societal transformation (E03664), Mission Board for cancer (E03665), Mission Board for healthy oceans, seas, coastal and inland waters (E03666), Mission Board for climate-neutral and smart cities (E03667), Mission Board for soil health and food (E03668)
Your idea can be an innovation in renewable energy, a sustainable transition in the food supply chain, a mind shift in urban mobility or any other way to tackle climate change. As long as it’s in the cleantech domain.
This Science|Business conference – ahead of DG Research’s major stakeholder event in late September – offers an opportunity for the wider European R&I community to debate the right strategy and ambitions for Horizon Europe. On one level, it will invite reflection on the legacy of and lessons learned from Horizon 2020. More importantly, however, it will look to the future and gather high level recommendations for the incoming Parliament and Commission on what Horizon Europe might realistically be expected to deliver through to 2030.
Breakthrough Energy Ventures Europe (BEV-E), a new €100 million investment fund was established by the European Commission, the European Investment Bank and Breakthrough Energy Ventures during the Fourth Mission Innovation Ministerial meeting in Vancouver, Canada.