Human dynamics of climate change

Silvia Weninger

1) Objective

The participation of social sciences and humanities disciplines is encouraged to address the complex challenges of this topic, including challenges associated with relevant gender issues. Actions should address only one of the following sub-topics: (1) Climate services for Africa: Actions should exploit new, relevant climate data made available by Copernicus and other relevant sources (such as GEOSS) and create dedicated climate services for Africa for at least two of the following sectors: water, energy, food security, land use, health and infrastructure. Actions should develop and deliver tools/applications which demonstrate clear end-user engagement, consultation and participation, and which enhance planning and implementation of climate adaptation strategies in Africa. Actions should consider activities addressed by other initiatives such as the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS), Copernicus, and development cooperation activities, and provide added value. Actions should further consider the EU-Africa Research and Innovation Partnership on Climate Change and Sustainable Energy; and (2) Climate and human migration: Actions should identify and analyse drivers relating to climate change that may affect human migration and displacement patterns. Actions should – using a multidisciplinary approach – identify and describe climate parameters, develop analytical methodologies, and demonstrate how these relate to human migration patterns, including the probability of migration/forced displacement and design adaptation solutions that may help in alleviating migration pressures at the source. They should also provide guidelines and policy recommendations for the European Agenda on Migration. Actions may also harness local knowledge and information by engaging with civil society organisations and citizen groups. Cross-cutting priorities are: International cooperation; Gender;  RRI; Socio-economic science and humanities; and Open Innovation.

2) Eligibility

Legal entities established in the following countries and territories will be eligible to receive funding through Horizon 2020 grants: The Member States (MS) of the European Union (EU), including their outermost regions; The Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT) linked to the Member States; and the associated countries (AC).

3) Location

Actions must take place in low and middle income countries worldwide.

4) Budget 

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between €5,000,000 and €7,000,000 would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. The total available funding amount is €23,000,000.

5) Application

The submission system is planned to be open on 14 November 2018. Deadline for applications is 19 February 2019 17:00:00.