With an investment of €1.3 billion, the Societal Challenge 2 (SC2) Work Programme for 2018-2020 responds to some of the key challenges our planet is facing for the years to come:
• adapting to and mitigating climate change;
• ensuring food security;
• safeguarding the natural resource base
• promoting alternatives to fossil-based economies
• sustainably using marine resources while protecting the oceans.
Agriculture and food systems, forestry, the marine and the bio-based sectors are at the very heart of the challenges to be addressed. SC2 Work Programme focuses on the sustainable management of land and waters to secure healthy food as well as on the delivery of public goods such as biodiversity and clean water. Furthermore, it supports innovative food and marine industries, the bioeconomy and dynamicrural areas.