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.

As environmental problems extend beyond national borders and natural resources are under pressure, Europe needs a new sustainable relationship with the environment.

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.
  • Funding in this area will also improve competitiveness and strengthen the position of European industries in world markets for environmental technologies.