EU OKs €1 Billion Investment To Boost Green Transition

The European Commission has decided on Thursday, September 17, today to launch a €1 billion (US$1.18 billion) call for research and innovation projects that respond to the climate crisis and help protect Europe’s unique ecosystems and biodiversity. The Horizon 2020-funded European Green Deal Call, which will open tomorrow for registration, will spur Europe’s recovery from the coronavirus crisis by turning green challenges into innovation opportunities. 

Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, said, “The €1 billion European Green Deal call is the last and biggest call under Horizon 2020. With innovation at its heart, this investment will accelerate a just and sustainable transition to a climate-neutral Europe by 2050. As we do not want anyone left behind in this systemic transformation, we call for specific actions to engage with citizens in novel ways and improve societal relevance and impact.”