EU Call for Proposals: Information and promotion about the sustainable aspect of rice production

The objective is to highlight the sustainable aspect of rice sector. Rice production in Europe has a particular environmental dimension, being at the heart of the preservation of certain wetlands. Rice cultivation is a sensitive and specific practice at European level, since it is produced in areas where there are few crop alternatives. Its preservation and improvement contribute to the sustainability of rice producing regions, by playing an active role in maintaining rural areas, protecting nature and preserving biodiversity. Actions shall highlight the environmental sustainability of the production, stressing its beneficial role for climate action and the environment.
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EU Call for Proposals: The TRA VISIONS 2020 YOUNG RESEARCHER COMPETITION

The TRA VISIONS 2020 YOUNG RESEARCHER COMPETITION is aimed at University and Technical Institutes young researchers pursuing bachelor degrees and higher. The competition presents an opportunity for young researchers to showcase their work on an international stage at the Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2020 Conference between the 27th and 30th of April 2020 in Helsinki.
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Call for Proposals: Innovative and transformative use of social accountability to solve critical governance and development challenges

The focus of this CfP will be “Innovative and transformative use of social accountability to solve critical governance and development challenges”. Specific themes are being prioritized for each country, following a menu based on the GPSA’s mission and track record.
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EU Call for Project Ideas: European Climate Initiative 2019

The EUKI finances climate projects. Implementers must have their official office in an EU member state or be registered there. In accordance with the regional focus of EUKI, implementers from Central, Eastern, South-Eastern and Southern Europe in particular are encouraged to submit project proposals. Bilateral and multilateral consortia are equally sought; however, the maximum number of implementing partners (in addition to the implementer) is three. The number of implementing partners should be proportionate to the project’s goals and funding and to the distribution and weighting of each set of tasks.
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Facebook Call for Proposals: Computer Vision for Global Challenges

Facebook is calling for proposals for pilot and early-stage research that extends computer vision technologies in developing countries. We specifically seek projects that address the technical challenges impeding computer vision in these contexts, including data and hardware limitations and better integration of new information sources, such as high-resolution satellite imagery. Competitive applications will similarly leverage computer vision to achieve global development priorities, especially those captured in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
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Call for Nominations: 2019 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards

Nominations are open for 2019 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards that recognize fundamental contributions in a broad array of areas of scientific knowledge, technology, humanities and artistic creation.
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Call for Proposals: Biodiversity conservation and addressing Climate change adaptation in Central and Western African countries

This program’s main objective is to strengthen local NGOs in Central and Western African countries contribute to biodiversity conservation and addressing climate change adaptation by funding local projects.
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Call for Projects: “Climate & Biodiversity Initiative” to support research on Climate change and Biodiversity

The aim of this call for projects is to select 6-8 research projects that will increase our understanding about issues related to climate change and biodiversity. The projects will receive financial support from the BNP Paribas Foundation for a three-year period (2020-2022).
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Call for applications: 2019 UN Global Climate Action Awards

“The UN Global Climate Action Award is an opportunity to recognize leaders who are not only taking such action, but providing an inspiring example for other governments, businesses, cities and communities to follow. I therefore encourage those currently leading projects from large corporations to small cooperatives to apply.”
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EU's Call for Proposals: Mining big data for early detection of infectious disease threats driven by climate change and other factors

A range of factors is responsible for the (re-)emergence of infectious disease threats, including antimicrobial resistance, altering the epidemiology and spread of disease in a changing global environment. These include drivers such as climate change and associated environmental impacts, population growth, unplanned urbanisation and high mobility, as well as animal husbandry or intensive farming practices. At the same time, tools for infectious disease diagnostics and surveillance are evolving rapidly, allowing for ever more accurate diagnosis in ever shorter time. The use of next generation sequencing combined with surveillance data, health registries and societal data from informal/non-traditional sources (e.g. social media) holds promise for improving individual and population health.
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Call for Proposals: Turning the tide on climate change

Small scale actions and huge financial resources meet to address earth’s biggest challenge.
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Machine learning methods for crop yield prediction and climate change impact assessment in agriculture

We describe an approach to yield modeling that uses a semiparametric variant of a deep neural network, which can simultaneously account for complex nonlinear relationships in high-dimensional datasets, as well as known parametric structure and unobserved cross-sectional heterogeneity.

EU's Call for Proposals: Mining big data for early detection of infectious disease threats driven by climate change and other factors

Current advanced IT technologies offer the opportunity to integrate such big data sets and could enable the rapid and personalised treatment of infected patients, and bolster the detection, tracking and control of infectious disease outbreaks.
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Call for Applications: Communication projects which mitigate anthropogenic climate change

The Minor Foundation for Major Challenges (MFMC) is inviting applications from all over the world to fund communication projects which mitigate anthropogenic climate change.
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As climate change reshapes agriculture, international trade will be increasingly important to feeding the world

The profile of emerging economies in global agricultural trade has greatly increased, with rising per capita incomes and reduced poverty levels. This has boosted food consumption and imports and led to gains in agricultural productivity, driving up food exports, not only to markets in the industrialized world but also to other countries in the Global South.

EU Call for Proposals: Climate-smart and resilient farming

Evidence on climate change is solid and reveals that it will affect the EU with European farming first in line through changes to rainfall regimes, rising temperatures, the variability and seasonality of the climate and the occurrence of more frequent extreme events (heatwaves, droughts, storms and floods).
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a year ago

Climate Change Could Force Over 140 Million to Migrate Within Countries by 2050: World Bank Report

It finds that unless urgent climate and development action is taken globally and nationally, these three regions together could be dealing with tens of millions of internal climate migrants by 2050. These are people forced to move from increasingly non-viable areas of their countries due to growing problems like water scarcity, crop failure, sea-level rise and storm surges.
a year ago

Major U.S. Food Companies Join to Address Climate Change and Healthy Soils by Creating a New Standard Focused on Regenerative Agriculture

The Carbon Underground and Green America, in partnership with Ben & Jerry's (Unilever), DanoneWave, Annie's (General Mills), and MegaFood have begun development of a global verification standard for food grown in a regenerative manner. The standard seeks to encourage farmers to restore the carbon cycle and build soil health, crop resilience, and nutrient density.
a year ago

Marine-EO Call for Tender: Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring and Climate Change

The expected outcome under SATOCEAN is to provide 3 downstream feature services: Marine environmental status in hot spots (AOIs e.g. Gulfs, MPAs etc.). Detection of Fish farms threats, Detection of vessels and icebergs in Arctic areas.
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a year ago

Agroforestry systems may play vital role in mitigating climate change

The transition from agriculture to agroforestry significantly increased soil organic carbon an average of 34 percent, according to Michael Jacobson, professor of forest resources, whose research group in the College of Agricultural Sciences conducted the study. The conversion from pasture/grassland to agroforestry produced soil organic carbon increases of about 10 percent, on average.
a year ago

Canada announced New $155-Million Clean Growth Program to Address Climate Change

Canada's Minister of Natural Resources announced a $155-millionprogram that will fund clean technology projects in the areas of energy, mining and forestry, helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve environmental outcomes.
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a year ago

Climate Change and Renewable Energy Generation in Africa

We advocate for international commitment in terms of reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases. Moreover, African countries should continue investing in renewable energy technologies to achieve a low-carbon energy mix. Higher taxation or reduction in subsidies of crude oil based technologies could be beneficial to the development of the renewable energy sector.
2 years ago

Can Seaweed Farming Play a Role in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation?

Seaweed aquaculture contributes to climate change adaptation by damping wave energy and protecting shorelines, and by elevating pH and supplying oxygen to the waters, thereby locally reducing the effects of ocean acidification and de-oxygenation. The scope to expand seaweed aquaculture is, however, limited by the availability of suitable areas and competition for suitable areas with other uses, engineering systems capable of coping with rough conditions offshore, and increasing market demand for seaweed products, among other factors.
2 years ago

Influence of Climate Change Impact on Agricultural Risks in Myanmar’s Dry Zone

There are still many uncertainties in the climate changing scenarios, and several constraints and limitations are identified. At the primary stage, however, adaptation to climate change could be approached by intensifying the conservation of drought resistance varieties; by improving crop varieties to drought tolerant types; by improving cropping practices to conserve water, intensifying on multiple and mixed cropping and by promoting crop diversification.
3 years ago

Observed and Projected Impacts of Climate Change on Marine Fisheries, Aquaculture, Coastal Tourism, and Human Health: An Update

This paper reviews the literature to capture corroborating, conflicting, and novel findings published following the cut-off date for contribution to AR5. Specifically, we highlight key scientific developments on the impacts of climate-induced changes in the ocean on key socioeconomic sectors, including fisheries, aquaculture, and tourism.
3 years ago

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