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Funding for Participation in ERA-GAS; the ERA-NET Cofund for Monitoring & Mitigation of Greenhouse gases from Agri- and Silvi-culture

The Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE-JPI) has brought together several countries in a joint call for pre-proposals under the ERA-NET Cofund ERA-GAS. The Call is now open and the Guidelines for Irish applicants (pdf 804Kb) details the funding opportunities for Irish-based and Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) approved, Research Performing Organisations to participate.

The European Research Area Network (ERA-NET) Cofund for Monitoring & Mitigation of Greenhouse gases from Agri- and Silvi-culture – ERA-GAS – aims to 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-to consumer chain. 

The funding partners in Ireland are DAFM and Teagasc who have pledged to commit €736,000 and €264,000 respectively (a combined contribution of up to €1 million) in funding for successful Irish participants. The ERA-GAS consortium consists of partner organisations from 13 European countries and New Zealand who with the Co-funding available from the European Commission have pledged a budget of up to €14 million for successful projects.

Further details including application forms and the Call Specification are available to access at the FACCE ERA-Gas website. A partnering tool and the Evaluation Guidelines are also available to access on this website as useful resources to further assist applicants.

The closing date for applications to ERA-Gas is 3 May 2016 - 14.00 CET.

For further queries the details of the Irish National Contact Point for ERA-Gas are:

Noel Collins, Research and Codex Division, DAFM. Email: noeld.collins@agriculture.gov.ie Tel: +353 (0)1 6072924