European Green Deal call
As published in the Green Deal, fighting climate change and making Europe climate-neutral by 2050 is a main priority for the European Commission. The Commission is therefore supporting Green Deal-related research and innovation with a dedicated funding call.
The European Green Deal call for funding proposals will be published in September 2020, and will have a submission deadline in January 2021. This leaves interested parties with ample time to build their project(s).
The European Commission has already published a list of eleven preliminary call areas, as well as public survey results on these calls:
- Increasing climate ambition: cross-sectoral challenges
- Clean, affordable and secure energy
- Industry for a clean and circular economy
- Energy and resource-efficient buildings
- Sustainable and smart mobility
- Farm to Fork
- Restoring biodiversity and ecosystem services
- Zero-pollution, toxic-free environment
- Strengthening our knowledge in support of the European Green Deal
- Empowering citizens for transition towards a climate neutral, sustainable Europe
- Accelerating the clean energy transition and access in partnership with Africa
Underlying preliminary topics include, among many others:
- Demonstration of critical technologies to enable large-scale offshore renewable energy production;
- Development and demonstration of a 100 MW electrolyser;
- Closing the industrial carbon cycle, by (e.g.) using CO2 to produce synthetic fuels;
- Building and renovating in an energy and resource efficient manner;
- Green airports and ports as hubs for sustainable and smart mobility;
- Testing and demonstration of systemic innovations for sustainable food from farm to fork.
For each topic, a draft text and presentation is available through the above listed call area links. Companies will find value in already starting to build their funding proposal projects.
Moreover, since the Green Deal will significantly impact many other EU funding instruments (e.g. the already existing LIFE instrument and the new European Innovation Fund), it is advisable for companies to review their sustainability strategy to align with this Green Deal.
With a combination of scientific experts and teams specialising in sustainability as well as grants and incentives, Deloitte is well positioned to match your sustainability ambitions with the European Green Deal.