The ERA-NET Cofund will cover aspects of monitoring and mitigation of agricultural GHG, including such aspects as reducing uncertainties and improving national agricultural GHG inventories (e.g. with ICOS), the role of climatic variability and agricultural and forestry practices for GHG emissions, the technical and economic potential of CH4 and N2O mitigation, carbon sequestration and reduced emissions from energy use and pre-chain inputs, emissions/removals certification, economic and policy measures, including trade, barriers to implementation, life cycle assessment.
The consortium consists of 19 partner organisations from 13 countries: Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Latvia, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Turkey and The United Kingdom. New Zealand will also contribute to the Joint Call through the participation of the Ministry for Primary Industries as a Non-Partner Funding Agency. The official start date of the FACCE ERA-GAS project was 01-05-2016 and the duration is 60 months. The co-funded call was announced on 04-03-2016. The 2016 Call for pre-proposals closed on 3 May 2016. 28 Pre-proposals with 169 partners have been submitted.
On 30 September 2016 the Steering Committee selected the final pre-proposals to be invited to submit full proposals, based on the ranking made by the evaluation panel. FACCE ERA-GAS invited the eligible and positively evaluated pre-proposals to the full proposal submission stage on 18 October 2016. The submission platform opened 19 October 2016 and the deadline to submit full proposals is 19 December 2016, 14.00 CET.
The projects are expected to start from August 2017. The indicative total call budget amounts to 13.9 M €, subject to the successful negotiation of the ERA-NET Cofund with the European Commission.