2019 Call for Projects on Climate & Biodiversity from BNP Paribas

Since 2010, the BNP Paribas Foundation has been supporting scientific research aimed at increasing our understanding about climate change and biodiversity, and to assess their interactions and impact on our environment.

The program has a budget of €6 million over three years, and involves a call for projects followed by a rigorous selection process led by people who are well known within their area of research and representing a large scope of climate related research fields.

All funded projects are presented on the BNP Paribas Foundation website and on YouTube.

Members of the scientific committee

  • Philippe Gillet, professor at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. Mr Gillet leads the scientific committee.
  • Sonia Seneviratne, geophysicist who works at the Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science at ETH Zurich. She is a member of the BNP Paribas Foundation's executive committee.
  • Philippe Cury, senior scientist at IRD (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement).
  • Corinne Le Quéré, Professor of Climate Change Science and Policy at the University of East Anglia, Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research.
  • Jean-Pascal Van Ypersele, Professor of Climatology and Environmental Sciences at the Université Catholique de Louvain, where he co-directs the Master programme in Science and Management of the Environment.
  • Joanna Haigh, Professor of Atmospheric Physics at Imperial College London, Co-Director of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and Environment.
  • Franck Courchamp, CNRS Senior Researcher in Ecology.
  • Thomas Stocker, Professor and Head of the Climate and Environmental Physics department at the University of Bern. 

The call for projects

The aim of this call for projects is to select 6-8 research projects that will increase our understanding about issues related to climate change and biodiversity. The projects will receive financial support from the BNP Paribas Foundation for a three-year period (2020-2022).