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International Joint Initiative for Research in Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation

The International Joint Initiative for Research in Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation from The New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF), Canada, is an international collaboration on adaptation and mitigation in vulnerable societies.

Norway participates with approximately NOK 31 million, together with eight other countries. The overall budget for the call is approximately 90 million Canadian dollars.

Thematically, the call targets the eight key risk areas described in the sixth IPCC report Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability.

The target group for the research are vulnerable groups most affected by climate change due to their geographical location, social and/or economic situation.

The purpose of the initiative is, in collaboration with the affected groups, to develop lasting strategies and solutions that can contribute to these groups being able to maintain their livelihoods, their culture, their communities, and more, despite climate change and the effects these bring. Vulnerable communities in low- and middle-income countries and the Arctic will be highlighted in the call.

Involvement of the local population/vulnerable groups from design to implementation will be a key prerequisite for the projects. It is expected that the projects are interdisciplinary and include research institutions and other relevant stakeholders from several of the countries involved.
All Norwegian applicants must read and comply with the requirements in our national annex.

From the Norwegian side funding is provided by the KLIMAFORSK and NORLOBAL-2 programs.

If you have questions about the call and/or the requirements in the national annex you can contact Tarjei N. Malme who works with climate change and/or May-Guri Sæthre who work with development research at the Research Council.

The call is administered by The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) in Canada and there may be changes in deadlines and guidelines along the way. The deadlines on NFRF's announcement pages are applicable at all times.

SSFRC will organize a webinar about the call in February. More information is available here and on the official website.

Messages at time of print 2 February 2023, 22:11 CET

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