Enhanced integrated assessment in pursuit of global climate goals


Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

Horizon Europe (2021-2027)

Programme Description

Horizon Europe is the European Union (EU) funding programme for the period 2021 – 2027, which targets the sectors of research and innovation. The programme’s budget is around € 95.5 billion, of which € 5.4 billion is from NextGenerationEU to stimulate recovery and strengthen the EU’s resilience in the future, and € 4.5 billion is additional aid.

Programme Details

Identifier Code



Under the Paris Agreement, Parties to the UNFCCC have to pursue policies and measures to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.  This Call has the goal to enhance mutual learning among the modelling, social science and policy communities to ensure coherence between different tools used to inform climate action, and consistency with the best available. Additionally, it aims to enhance international cooperation among the modelling community and other relevant stakeholders to expand the provision of robust in-country advice to decision-makers around the world. 

Detailed Call Description

Proposals should:

  • Ensure that Integrated Assessment Models enable the assessment of Paris Agreement-compatible mitigation policies to which policymakers around the world have access.
  • Deliver advice and insights that can inform climate action and sustainable development policy design, including biodiversity preservation, at global and national level, based on the best available science.
  • Support comparability of model results e.g. between national and global scenarios, and between Integrated Assessment Models and other models used to inform climate action at different geographical scales.
  • Identify milestones, drivers and barriers towards achieving climate neutrality in an economically and environmentally responsible and socially inclusive way, including where appropriate by examining implementation of previous or existing climate policies.
  • Consider the role of major sectors including energy, water, transport, industry and land use, as well as the sequence of individual, social, economic, structural, and technological changes that could lead to climate neutrality.
  • Support the use of model-based and data/driven analysis for climate-policy in the context of sustainable development and recovery from the economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Share best practices and build capacities to support the production of national scenarios and to inform domestic stakeholders during and after the lifespan of the action.

Actions should be able to provide insights at global level and of relevance to major emitters and countries from different regions, with different levels of economic development and in-country scientific and institutional capacity.

International cooperation is encouraged, in particular with one or more of the top ten emitters and with non-high-income countries requiring support for the design and implementation of current and future NDCs.


Enhanced integrated assessment in pursuit of global climate goals

Call Total Budget

€15,00 million

Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan


EU contribution per project:  € 5,00 million

Thematic Categories

  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Research, Technological Development and Innovation

Eligibility for Participation

  • Central Government
  • International Organisations
  • Large Enterprises
  • Local Authorities
  • NGOs
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • Parliamentary Bodies
  • Private Bodies
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions
  • State-owned Enterprises

Eligibility For Participation Notes

  • Beneficiaries are strongly encouraged to publish results data in open access databases and/or as annexes to publications.
  • If projects use satellite-based earth observation, positioning, navigation and/or related timing data and services, beneficiaries must make use of Copernicus and/or Galileo/EGNOS (other data and services may
    additionally be used).

Call Opening Date


Call Closing Date


National Contact Point(s)

Research and Innovation Foundation

Strovolos Avenue 123, 2042 Nicosia, Cyprus, P.O.Box 23422, 1683 Nicosia
Email: support@research.org.cy
Website: https://www.research.org.cy/

Dr Angelos Ntantos
Scientific Officer
Telephone: 35722205033
Email: antantos@research.org.cy

Dr Ioannis Theodorou

Scientific Officer
Telephone: 35722205038
Email: itheodorou@research.org.cy

(Publish Date: 21/07/2021-for internal use only)