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, 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 also contributed 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.
ERA-GAS launched a co-funded call for transnational research projects in Europe and New Zealand on 4 March 2016. The call for full proposals closed on 19 December 2016. The submitted full proposals underwent a final formal check and subsequent evaluation by an international peer review panel, the International Evaluation Committee (IEC).
The joint call was under the ERA-NET Cofund scheme of Horizon 2020 of the European Commission. The funding partners are from 13 European countries and New Zealand. Ten projects have been selected to receive funding. The total funding requested by these projects is 14.123.000 euro.
The evaluation outcomes were communicated to the project coordinators on 18 May 2017. The projects are expected to start from August 2017.