There will not be any special calls in 2023.
2020: Economy and human health in the ecological crisis
There are two massive crises underway on our planet: climate change and loss of biodiversity. The crises are strongly linked together: global warming might accelerate biodiversity loss and at the same time biodiversity loss might intensify climate change. These two crises can jointly be referred to as the planet’s ecological crisis with remarkable effects on individuals, societies as well as states. Despite this, especially the economy and human health are handled separately from these crises.
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has reminded humankind of the unpredictability of nature’s mechanisms and its effects on both human health and the economy. It is important to understand the interface of the environment, economy, and health to prepare humankind in the best possible way to both curb our planet’s ecological crisis and to adapt to an inevitable change.
In 2020, we looked for initiatives in both environmental and economic sciences as well as in environmental and health sciences or initiatives combining all these three different points of view (environment, economy, and health). The initiatives were searching for an understanding of and new solutions to challenges in the economy as well as in human health caused by climate change and loss of biodiversity.
Special calls for pressing environmental research questions
Foundations as research funding organizations can react rapidly to changes in society. In addition to general calls every autumn, the Nessling Foundation has opened four special calls during the past 10 years to react to the current research needs in environmental protection.
Previous special calls and results
- International research group fund 2003-2006
- Targeted Postdoc fund 2009-2011
- Synthesis on ecosystem services 2012-2014
- Water and water ecosystems in circular economy 2015-2017
- Carbon Action platform 2019-