Open Call in ERA-NET ERA-GAS - Pre-proposal Deadline 15 May 2016
The ERA-Net "ERA-GAS" has published a call with pre-proposal Deadline 15 May 2016.
Short Call Abstract:
The aim of this ERA-NET Cofund is to strengthen the transnational coordination of research programs and provide added value to research and innovation on greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation in the European Research Area.
The agricultural sector in Europe faces significant challenges in curbing GHG emissions while maintaining food security and sustainability in a changing climate. Policy proposals requiring a 40% reduction in emissions without a corresponding decrease in primary production pose significant challenges. As a result, incorporation of abatement strategies into tailored sustainable production systems and the implementation of these strategies on the ground are of the upmost importance.
In addition, the inclusion of C sinks as an offsetting option, particularly in forestry and agricultural soils, means that Europe-wide verification of sinks and the impact of management on those sinks is vital.
The scientific scope of the present call for proposals addresses collaborative projects in the following four research areas:
1) Improving national GHG inventories and monitoring, reporting and verification of Emissions
2) Refining and facilitating the implementation of GHG mitigation technologies
3) State of the art production systems that are profitable and improve food and for biomass production while reducing GHG emissions
4) Assessment of policy and economic measures to support emissions reductions across the farm-to-fork and forest-toconsumer chain.
Assessment of policy and economic measures to support emissions reductions across the farm-to-fork and forest-toconsumer chain.
Denmark; Finland; France; Germany; Ireland; Latvia; Netherlands; New Zealand; Norway; Poland; Romania; Sweden; Turkey; United Kingdom; United States