Information for Researchers, No. 10 | February 3, 2022

Pre-announcement of the Belmont Forum Collaborative Research Action on Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production (SSCP)

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) participates in a call of the Belmont Forum on the topic “Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production (SSCP)”. The Belmont Forum is a group of the world’s major and emerging funders of global environmental change research and international science councils.

As we already know, current patterns of global development based on continuous extraction of natural resources and people’s exploitation are not sustainable, an urgent societal transition to systems of sustainable consumption and production is needed. With an attempt to promote the research on the co-development of science and stakeholder-based approaches to attain SSCP, Belmont Forum (BF) is currently preparing a call for research proposals through BF proposal mechanism, Collaborative Research Action (CRA). The opening date is targeting in coming February.

About the member participation, the following countries have expressed interest to join the call: Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Norway, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, United States

Researchers from above countries, regions and areas are highly encouraged to submit proposals.

Call themes:

  • Themes 1 – transdisciplinary research to help transition to green economies with sustainable systems of consumption and production
  • Themes 2 – sustainable and resilient industries and their governance systems
  • Themes 3 – social inequality and environmental justice
  • Themes 4 – integrating new technologies, policies, and practices into everyday life

A successful proposal for BF CRA will combine significant contributions by scientists from at least three of the participating countries from at least two continents, and must bring together natural and social scientists in addressing the work package(s) within the scope of the call theme. Partners will also provide funding for integrated research projects. The proposal must demonstrate the vision and potential impact of the project, with clear links to stakeholders, and conform to programme aims and the designated research fields addressing SSCP.

Further Information

We invite you to regularly consult the Belmont Forum website, on which information of the call will be regularly updated:

This announcement is preliminary. Specific details might change.

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