Funding opportunities in the area


Building a low-carbon, climate resilient future: Research and innovation in support of the European Green Deal. €1 billion investment to boost the green and digital transition.

Deadline: 26 January 2021

The projects funded under this call are expected to deliver results with tangible benefits in ten areas:

Eight thematic areas reflecting the key work streams of the European Green Deal:

  1. Increasing climate ambition

  2. Clean, affordable and secure energy

  3. Industry for a clean and circular economy

  4. Energy and resource efficient buildings

  5. Sustainable and smart mobility

  6. Farm to fork

  7. Biodiversity and ecosystems

  8. Zero-pollution, toxic-free environments

And two horizontal areas - strengthening knowledge and empowering citizens, which offer a longer-term perspective in achieving the transformations set out in the European Green Deal.

Increasing Climate Ambition: Cross sectoral challenges

LC-GD-1-1-2020: Preventing and fighting extreme wildfires with the integration and demonstration of innovative means

LC-GD-1-2-2020: Towards Climate-Neutral and Socially Innovative Cities

LC-GD-1-3-2020: Climate-resilient Innovation Packages for EU regions

Area 2
 Clean, affordable and secure energy

LC-GD-2-1-2020: Innovative land-based and offshore renewable energy technologies and their integration into the energy system

LC-GD-2-2-2020Develop and demonstrate a 100 MW electrolyser upscaling the link between renewables and commercial/industrial applications 

LC-GD-2-3-2020Accelerating the green transition and energy access Partnership with Africa  

Area 3
Industry for a clean and circular economy

LC-GD-3-1-2020: Closing the industrial carbon cycle to combat climate change - Industrial feasibility of catalytic routes for sustainable alternatives to fossil resources  

LC-GD-3-2-2020:  Demonstration of systemic solutions for the territorial deployment of the circular economy 

Area 4
Energy and resource efficient buildings

LC-GD-4-1-2020: Building and renovating in an energy and resource efficient way

Area 5
Sustainable and smart mobility

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LC-GD-5-1-2020Green airports and ports as multimodal hubs for sustainable and smart mobility 


Area 6

LC-GD-6-1-2020: Testing and demonstrating systemic innovations in support of the Farm-to-Fork Strategy 

Area 7
Restoring biodiversity and ecosystem services

LC-GD-7-1-2020Restoring biodiversity and ecosystem services 


Area 8
Zero-pollution, toxic-free environment

LC-GD-8-1-2020:  Innovative, systemic zero-pollution solutions to protect health, environment and natural resources from persistent and mobile chemicals 

LC-GD-8-2-2020: Fostering regulatory science to address combined exposures to industrial chemicals and pharmaceuticals: from science to evidence-based policies   

Area 9
Strengthening our knowledgein support of the EGD

LC-GD-9-1-2020:  European Research Infrastructures capacities and services to address European Green Deal challenges

LC-GD-9-2-2020: Developing end-user products and services for all stakeholders and citizens supporting climate adaptation and mitigation 

LG-GD-9-3-2020: Transparent & Accessible Seas and Oceans: Towards a Digital Twin of the Ocean

Area 10
Empowering citizens for the transition towards a climate-neutral, sustainable Europe

LC-GD-10-1-2020European capacities for citizen deliberation and participation for the Green Deal 

LC-GD-10-2-2020: Behavioural, social and cultural change for the Green Deal

LC-GD-10-3-2020: Enabling citizens to act on climate change, for sustainable development and environmental protection through education, citizen science, observation initiatives, and civic engagement