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:
- Improving national GHG inventories and monitoring, reporting and verification of emissions
- Refining and facilitating the implementation of GHG mitigation technologies
- State of the art production systems that are profitable and improve food and for biomass production while reducing GHG emissions
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +353 (0)1 6072924