The Project MOPGA-Nr was established within the framework of the Franco-German Fellowship Programme on Climate, Energy, and Earth System Research (Make Our Planet Great Again – German Research Initiative, MOPGA-GRI) of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research.

History of the Initiative

Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and implemented by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the programme has its origins in the „Make Our Planet Great Again" initiative launched by French president, Emmanuel Macron. Both countries want to use this programme to contribute to the achievement of the climate goals set out in the Paris Agreement, thus assuming responsibility for urgent climate issues. The BMBF has agreed to provide the initiative with a budget of €15 million (plus additional contributions from German institutions) in order to support suitable international research projects in close cooperation with the French initiative. In total, each of the research groups has a budget of up to €1 million (junior researchers) or €1.5 million (senior researchers). The projects will run for four years and are to be carried out from mid-2018 to the end of 2022.





We acknowledge funding by the OECD for the workshop on “Climate change, reactive nitrogen, food security and sustainable agriculture” taking place 15-16 April, 2019 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.