Low-carbon research and innovation

On the 15th of November, the European Commission published a report on “Low-carbon research and innovation – Building a low-carbon, climate-resilient future”.

Climate change is undoubtedly one of the greatest challenges of our time. The European Union is a world leader in climate action. The EU’s energy union strategy recognises that wiser energy use, while fighting climate change, is both a spur for new jobs and growth and an investment in Europe’s clean and sustainable future. ‘Business as usual’ is clearly not an option. We need to boost investment in research and innovation in order to create breakthroughs in low-carbon solutions. Such breakthroughs drive the transition to a cleaner, greener society and improve our competitiveness. The challenge is huge, cross-sectoral and multidisciplinary by nature. For this reason about €3.4 billion will be invested in the focus area ‘Building a low-carbon, climate-resilient future’ from the final work programme (2018-2020) of Horizon 2020 — the European Union’s research and innovation funding programme.


Source: European Commission


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