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SC5 2017 Information Day - Calls 2018

The Information Day and brokerage event on the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020, Challenge "Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials" - 2018 calls - will take place on 8 and 9 November 2017 in Brussels in the European Commission's Charlemagne building, rue de la Loi 170.

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Estonian Presidency conference - Nature-based Solutions: From Innovation to Common-use

As part of the Presidency of the Estonian Republic of the Council of the European Union, a flagship conference “Nature-based Solutions: From Innovation to Common-use” will be organized by the Ministry of the Environment of Estonia and the University of Tallinn. The conference will be held in Tallinn from 24 to 26 October 2017.

Nature-based solutions (NBS) offer ways of tackling societal challenges such as climate change, water security, food security, human health, and others though sustainable management and use of nature. For example, greening roofs or walls of buildings in urban areas can keep temperatures cooler during hot seasons, capture storm water, reduce air pollution, and increase human well-being while enhancing biodiversity.

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The Public Consultation on PRIMA Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) is now open!

You are invited to contribute to the PRIMA Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) that focuses on 8 major themes:

  • Smart and sustainable farming
  • Water-saving solutions
  • Nutrition/Mediterranean diet
  • Food and Water chain efficiency
  • Reduction of impact of pest and pathogens in farming
  • Innovative business models in agri-food industry
  • Land and water sustainability in arid and semi-arid watersheds
  • Policies and governance of water management systems

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European Commission addresses barriers to innovation: the first Innovation Deal focuses on water reuse

The European Commission, together with 14 partners from national and regional authorities, universities, knowledge centres, innovators and end-users, takes concrete steps to address regulatory barriers to innovation by signing the first Innovation Deal on "Sustainable Waste Water Treatment Combining Anaerobic Membrane Technology (AnMbR) and Water Reuse".

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Diving deeper to find answers to climate questions

Picture of water container on handsEU-funded researchers are reconstructing how the chemical composition of the world's sea water evolved, using brachiopod shells. Their findings should advance understanding of recent changes to our climate.

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