We are pleased to announce that three projects, involving researchers from Poland, have been awarded funding within the Sustainable Urbanisation Global Initiative (SUGI) Food-Water-Energy Nexus call for proposals, organised by JPI Urban Europe and Belmont Forum.Polish researchers will be involved in 3 of 15 awarded projects and their total budget sums up to EUR 625 222:
- FEW-meter - an integrative model to measure and improve urban agriculture towards circular urban metabolism coordinated by dr Lidia Katarzyna Poniży (the leader of the international consortium); the Polish consortium was formed by Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poznań University of Life Sciences, City of Gorzow Wielkopolski, the Polish Allotment Gardeners Federation – Gorzow Wielkopolski Branch;
- CRUNCH Climate Resilient Urban Nexus Choices: operationalising the Food Water Energy Nexus, with the participation of dr Joanna Bach-Głowińska; Gdansk University of Technology and City of Gdansk;
- Creating Interfaces: Building capacity for integrated governance at the food-water-energy-nexus in cities on the water with the participation of dr Wojciech Goszczyński; Nicolaus Copernicus University and Sustainable Development Lab.
The SUGI projects will involve 134 researchers and project partners from business, public authorities and civil society in 20 countries. In addition to formal partners many projects will also involve extensive groups of local stakeholders.
The new call “Sustainable and Liveable Cities and Urban Areas” organized by JPI Urban Europe and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) was launched in January 2018. The call inviting interdisciplinary Sino-European consortia includes three thematic areas:
- Reduction of the adverse environmental impact of cities, paying special attention to the quality of air, water and soil, and municipal and other waste management;
- Access to safe, affordable, and sustainable housing, transportation and basic services; and
- Integrated policies towards inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation and adaptation to climate change and resilience to disasters.