EU support for research and innovation on climate action

Climate change is one of the most challenging problems facing society.

EU and international research have significantly furthered our understanding of the causes of climate change. Today’s pressing challenge is to explore and forecast the impacts of climate change and provide effective responses to it.

To limit warming to 1.5°C, we need to act now and use every tool and solution at our disposal. Research and innovation will play a crucial role in our efforts to tackle climate change and the EU will be a leading force.

Current research and innovation activities focus on

In the EU's research and innovation programme, Horizon Europe (2021-2027), the Mission “Adaptation to Climate Change” will foster the development of innovative solutions to adapt to climate change and encourage regions, cities and communities to lead the societal transformation.

Research and innovation driving the climate pact (Factsheet)

Funding opportunities

  • Horizon Europe

    On this page you can find more information, the work programme and a link to climate-related calls

  • LIFE+ Climate Action

    Co-financing for climate change mitigation and adaptation research, supporting the transition to a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy

  • Innovation Fund

    Funding for demonstration of innovative low-carbon technologies

  • European Structural and Investment Funds

    Climate research related calls may be found in this programme, particularly in the European regional development fund.

  • COST actions

    COST (European cooperation in science and technology) funds bottom-up, open research and innovation networks

Collaboration and jobs

Projects and results

  • Research project database

    The Commission's primary portal for the results of EU-funded climate research projects

  • Project success stories

    Stories of particularly successful EU-funded circular economy research projects

  • Results packs on climate

    Thematic collections of innovative EU-funded climate research results (CORDIS)

  • Horizon Magazine

    Latest news, interviews and features about thought-provoking science and innovative research projects funded by the EU

  • Horizon Results Platform

    Platform where framework programme participants present their results for you to search, contact their owners, and form partnerships

  • Horizon 2020 dashboard

    Access to real-time programme data with the ability to filter by country, region, theme and more

Scientific publications, tools and databases

  • EU publications portal

    Online library of EU climate research publications

  • Scientific publications

    Scientific climate research publications published by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC)

  • Climate-ADAPT

    Platform for sharing data and information to inform decision making on climate adaptation

  • OpenAIRE

    You can access all scientific publications from Horizon 2020 via OpenAIRE

  • EU open data portal

    Single point of access to open data produced by the EU institutions - all data free to use for commercial and non-commercial purposes