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Call for proposals for the specific programme in the field of the environment.

Following Council Decision 90/221/Euratom, EEC on the third Framework programme for Community research and technological development (OJ No L 117 of 8.5.1990) the European Commission has issued a new call for proposals for research and technological development projects in the...

Following Council Decision 90/221/Euratom, EEC on the third Framework programme for Community research and technological development (OJ No L 117 of 8.5.1990) the European Commission has issued a new call for proposals for research and technological development projects in the field of the environment. The research areas and topics will be funded, in general, by shared-cost research and technological development projects. The Community contribution to shared-cost projects will normally not exceed 50% of the total costs. The objectives of Area I of this call are to contribute to understanding the process governing environmental change and to assess the impact of human activities. The topics included are: - Natural climate change; - Anthropogenic climate change; - Climate change impacts; - Stratospheric ozone; - Tropospheric physics and chemistry; - Biogeochemical cycles and ecosystem dynamics. Area II is addressed to technologies and engineering for the environment to promote better environmental quality standards by encouraging technological innovation at the precompetitive stage. Research topics include: - Assessment of environmental quality and monitoring; - Technologies for protecting and rehabilitating the environment; - Major industrial hazards; - Environmental protection and conservation of Europe's cultural heritage. Area III, research on economic and social aspects of environmental issues, has as primary objective to improve the understanding of the legal, economic, social, ethical and health aspects of environmental policy and their incorporation into Community sectoral policies and projects in other areas of the environment research programme. Topics included in this area are: - Methodological and strategic aspects of sustainable development; - Integrating the objectives of economic growth with environmental quality; - Incorporating environmental factors into sectoral policies; - Societal aspects of environmental change; - Socio-economic aspects of global and regional environmental issues and actions; - Socio-economic research to improve the scientific basis of environmental policies. Finally, Area IV deals with technological and natural risks to help solve broad problems of transnational interest through a systems approach with interdisciplinary research in the following fields: - Natural risks; - Technological risks; - Desertification in the Mediterranean area. For more information, please contact: Commission of the European Communities, DG XII/D Reference: Environment Call for Proposals 75 rue Montoyer B-1040 Brussels Fax +32-2-2963024; Telex COMEU B 21877