The main objective of research for the Environment under FP7 is to promote the sustainable management of both the man-made and the natural environment and its resources. To this end, increased knowledge on the interaction between the climate, the biosphere, ecosystems and human activities is sought and new environmentally-friendly technologies, tools and services are developed.
Funding in this area will also improve competitiveness and strengthen the position of European industries in world markets for environmental technologies. The EU has earmarked a total of € 1.9 billion for funding this theme over the duration of FP7.
Funded actions focus on:
- predicting changes in climate, ecological conditions, earth and ocean systems,
- tools and technologies for monitoring, prevention and mitigation of environmental pressures and risks including health risks,
- sustainability of the natural and man-made environment.