International greenhouse gas research (ERA-GAS)
ERA-GAS is a funding programme managed by the European Commission and co-funded by MPI as part of the Global Research Alliance. It was set up to aid research into monitoring and mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions from farming and forestry.
ERA-GAS is a multi-national programme
The ERA-GAS funding programme involves many countries and is worth about NZD$21.6 million. Funding is provided mostly by the countries participating in the project.
MPI has contributed NZD$1.25 million to assist New Zealand researchers involved in the programme.
ERA-GAS research focuses on 4 themes:
- Theme 1: Improving the monitoring, reporting and verification of emissions.
- Theme 2: Fine-tuning and assisting with the implementation of greenhouse gas mitigation technologies.
- Theme 3: Creation of profitable production systems that increase production while reducing overall emissions.
- Theme 4: Assessment of existing policy and economic measures.
New Zealand supports research in themes 1, 2 and 4.
Process and key dates
|Pre-proposal stage – completed|
|Call opens||5 March 2016|
|First teleconference on NZ participation||10 March 2016|
|Second teleconference on NZ participation||17 March 2016|
|Deadline for submitting pre-proposals to ERA-GAS portal||29 April 2016|
|Outcome of pre-proposals announced||19 September 2016|
|Deadline of submission of full proposals to MPI – to get funding letter||24 November 2016
|Deadline for submission of full proposals to ERA-GAS portal||1 December 2016
|Funding outcomes announced||May 2017|
|Expected start date of projects||August 2017|
|End date for NZ participation in projects||30 June 2020|
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Who to contact
If you have questions about the Global Research Alliance and MPI's involvement, email firstname.lastname@example.org.