With the “Austrian Climate Research Programme”, the Climate and Energy Fund is funding the largest research program on climate change in Austria for the 15th time.
Vienna (OTS) – Heat waves, heavy rain or drought – climate change is already clearly noticeable in Austria. Science provides us with findings on what measures need to be taken against the climate crisis and what adjustments need to be made. These results serve as a basis for decision-making in politics and business. For this reason, the Climate and Energy Fund is once again supporting research projects on the effects, solutions, adaptations and mitigation of climate change with the “Austrian Climate Research Programme” (ACRP) with 5 million euros, endowed from the funds of the Federal Ministry for Climate Protection (BMK).
Climate Protection Minister Leonore Gewessler: “Whether in tourism, agriculture, infrastructure or flood management, science provides us with important foundations for measures to adapt to climate change. That is why it is particularly important to invest in research. It helps us minimize expected damage from the climate crisis and we also strengthen Austria as a science location overall.”
Managing Director of the Climate and Energy Fund Ingmar Höbarth: “It is becoming increasingly clear that time is running out to achieve the Paris climate goals. Political and social change is therefore imperative. With ACRP, we are supporting research projects for the 15th time that will provide us with important insights in the fight against the climate crisis.”
The “Austrian Climate Research Programme” in detail
The ACRP is Austria’s largest climate research program and is designed to help minimize the effects of the climate crisis, provide insights into climate change adaptation strategies and strengthen Austria as a science and business location in the medium and long term. In 2022, the program has the following three thematic priorities:
* Understanding about the climate system and the consequences of climate change
* Targeted support for Austria’s decision makers* in politics and administration
* Transformative change and governance
Applications for the ACRP 2022 funding program must be submitted by 26.01.2023 at 12:00 via FFG [eCall] (https://ecall.ffg.at/Home), at [acrp.gv.at] (https://acrp.gv.at/) all information and forms are available. Due to a change in guidelines, after 14 years the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) is taking over from the environmental funding agency Kommunalkredit Public Consulting (KPC). We are pleased that we were able to keep the adaptations in the submission procedure as low as possible.
The funding program and relevant organizational and administrative aspects will be presented by FFG at an online information event on Tuesday, October 4 from 09:00 – 12:00. To register, go to https://acrp.gv.at/
Up to 5 million euros are available for the research program. The maximum funding per project is 300,000 euros. Only in exceptional cases can the volume be increased to up to 350,000 euros.
Further information at:
Climate and Energy Fund
Mag. Katja Hoyer
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