European Green Deal

European Green Deal - tackling climate and environmental-related challenges

Your NCP contact for this topic

Pascal Verheye

pascal.verheye@vlaio.be

+32 2 432 43 34

Koning Albert II-laan 35 bus 12
Brussel

About this programme

Climate change and environmental degradation are an existential threat to Europe and the world. To overcome these challenges, Europe states it needs a new growth strategy that transforms the Union into a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy where

  • there are no net emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050
  • economic growth is decoupled from resource use
  • no person and no place is left behind

This will happen by turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities across all policy areas and making the transition just and inclusive for all.

New technologies, sustainable solutions and disruptive innovation are critical to achieve the objectives. The full range of instruments available under the Horizon Europe programme will support the research and innovation efforts needed.

But to respond to the ambition of the European Green Deal objectives, Horizon 2020 will support Green Deal related research and innovation with a call close to 1 billion €. The draft workprogramme is available, the final version is expected to be published late August.

The EU will also provide financial support and technical assistance to help people, businesses and regions that are most affected by the move towards the green economy. This is called the Just Transition Mechanism and will help mobilise at least €100 billion over the period 2021-2027 in the most affected regions through:

  • Just Transition Fund
  • INVESTEU Just Transition scheme
  • EIB public sector loan facility

On this NCP Flanders webpage you will find

  • "related links" links to COM webpages and other green deal communications
  • In the documents an overview of the Green deal topics in Horizon 2020 is presented with the links to the different draft work programmes
  • in "news" up-to-date news items
  • 1 contact address for all general questions though Horizon 2020 green deal area
    specific questions can be sent to the following colleagues (coordinates to be found in "our team"):
    • area1 - Increasing climate ambition -> Kathleen Goris
    • area 2 - Clean Energy -> Bart De Caesemaeker
    • area 3 - Circular economy -> Kathleen Goris
    • area 4 - Energy efficient buildings -> Mark Antonissen
    • area 5 - Green airports and ports -> Pascal Verheye
    • area 6 - Sustainable food from farm to fork -> Patrick De Molder
    • area 7 - Restoring ecosystem services -> Kathleen Goris
    • area 8 - Toxic-free environment -> Patrick De Molder
    • area 9 - Strengthening the knowledge -> Margot Beereboom
    • area 10 - Citizen empowerment -> Margot Beereboom

 

 

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Testimony

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AVIA-GIS / SMEinstrument

Avia-GIS is a Belgian innovative SME established in 2001. They have built research and public authority trust over the past 19 years and developed a unique, disruptive software suite - VECMAP® - that will support society to overcome one of its important health threats, the spreading of Pests of Public Health importance.

With the help of a Horizon 2020 SME Instrument-phase 2 project, they will be able to add Integrated Pest Management (IPM) functionalities and bring VECMAP®IPM to the market. Within 5 years Avia-GIS will enable 2000 SME pest controllers and 2340 local authorities to shift to IPM strategies. With the grant they will raise revenue from 2 M€ to 14.2 M€ in 2024, and increase the headcount from 15 to 58.

The Horizon 2020 grant was an essential component of their second investment round. To date Avia-GIS already raised 1 M€ in additional private equity and they are now are seeking to complement this with an equal amount as a subordinate loan.

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