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The era of seemingly plentiful and cheap resources is coming to an end: raw materials, water, air, biodiversity and terrestrial, aquatic and marine ecosystems are all under pressure.
The combined impacts of climate change and current production and consumption patterns are undermining our planetary habitat.
Based on current trends, the equivalent of more than two planet Earths will be needed by 2050 to support the growing global population.
There needs to be a decoupling of economic growth from resource use. Helping to build a green economy – a circular economy in sync with the natural environment – is part of the answer.
In order to meet the needs of a growing global population within the sustainable limits of the planet's natural resources and eco-systems, the objectives of the Societal Challenge: Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials are:
The aims of the Horizon 2020 “Climate Action” are:
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