Announcement: COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH ACTION – Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production (#SSCP2022)

The Belmont Forum is pleased to announce the launch of the joint Collaborative Research Action (CRA) on the theme of Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production. The call launched on 16 Feb 2022 with a closing date 10 May 2022. Current patterns of global development, based on continuous extraction and exploitation of natural resources are unsustainable. An urgent societal transition to systems of sustainable consumption and production (SSCP) will be necessary to reach a sustainable equilibrium. This announcement is intended to inform interested individuals and groups of the research funding opportunity focused on the co-development of science and stakeholder-based approaches to attain SSCP. ​​

Call themes:

Theme 1 – Transdisciplinary research to help transition to green economies with sustainable systems of consumption and production

Theme 2 – Sustainable and Resilient industries and their governance systems

Theme 3 – Social Inequality and Environmental Justice

Theme 4 – Integrating new technologies, policies, and practices into everyday life

Proposals must be submitted as a group, or “Research Consortium” to be deemed eligible for this call. Research Consortiums require three or more consortium participants, representing at least three different countries, each requesting support from at least three participating funding organizations. Proposals submitted by a Research Consortium should include a strong and deliberate linkage between the societal and environmental aspects within Global Change to ensure that they meet the Belmont Challenge for international transdisciplinary research by providing knowledge for understanding, mitigating, and adapting to global environmental change.

Research Consortia must be truly transdisciplinary, including researchers from: a) social sciences/humanities/economics, b) natural sciences/physical sciences/technology, and c) societal partners (i.e. citizens, industry, civil society organizations) and should use participatory, co-design, co-development and co-implementation approaches.

This call aims to support activities spanning 3 years. All call documents and the submission portal are posted on the Belmont Forum Grant Operations website: Additional information on this call and participating funders can be found here.

We invite you to regularly consult the Belmont Forum website, on which information of the call will be regularly updated.