Environment (incl. Climate Change)

The main objective of environment research under FP7 is to advance our knowledge on the interactions between climate, biosphere, ecosystems and human activities and to develop new technologies, tools and services, for the sustainable development of the environment and its resources.

Environment consists of four Activities subdivided in various Areas. In a work programme published on a yearly basis different Topics are described in detail:

1. Climate Change, Pollution and Risks
2. Sustainable Management of Resources
3. Environmental Technologies
4. Earth Observation and Assessment Tools

Filing a proposal is only possible referring to one of the specific Calls which are published on the European Commission’s Participant Portal.

In general at least three independant legal entities out of three different EU member or associated countries have to form a consortium. Consortia including small and medium-sized enterprises are funded with preference.

The detailed eligibility criteria and conditions are defined in the respective Work Programme and the Call Fiche.