Catch the Carbon - calls for funding applications

New calls for funding applications concerning development projects that promote climate actions in the land use sector and projects under the Catch the Carbon research and innovation programme will open on 6 October 2021.

Application notification for supplementary search for the programme CATCH THE CARBON – Research and Innovation Programme 2021–2024

On Thursday 7 October at 9-10.30, we will organise an opening webinar where we will tell about on the calls for applications, their themes and the application process. Registration for the event (in Finnish) has ended.

In the case of development projects, funding may be granted for knowledge-based projects with a practical approach, i.e. that will put the climate actions of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry into practice and promote climate change adaptation and risk management.

In the second call for applications a particular focus is on local and regional climate work and experiments concerning the carbon market. Under the information programme, projects are sought that will promote the development of sequestration factors for greenhouse gases using different cultivation methods and soil types.

The aim of the Catch the Carbon research and innovation programme is to produce new research information that anticipates changes in the operating environment and proposals for solutions that will promote climate action in the land use sector and the sustainable use of renewable natural resources. The projects should also take into account the impacts on biodiversity, waters and food security. The aim is to further strengthen research in the sector and its renewal, which is why a particular focus is on supporting researchers who are in the early stages of their scientific career. 

Instructions for the second call for applications have been published during September. A press release on the calls for applications was published on the website of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry on 10 September.

The calls for applications to be opened in autumn 2021 continue the process started with the first call for applications under the research and innovation programme towards the end of 2020 and the call for applications concerning Catch the Carbon development projects in the beginning of 2021. Other calls for applications will be opened later during the government term as considered necessary.