Clean Energy Transition CET – Community-driven clean energy transition in coal, peat and oil-shale regions

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Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

LIFE: ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE ACTION

Programme Description

The LIFE Programme is the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action. The general objective of LIFE is to contribute to the implementation, updating and development of EU environmental and climate policy and legislation by co-financing projects with European added value. After 22 years, €3.4 billion and 4.170 projects, the LIFE Programme continues to finance actions for the environment and climate action. For the 2021-2027 the total budget of the LIFE Programme is €5.4 billion.

Programme Details

Identifier Code

LIFE-2021-CET-COALREGIONS

Call

Clean Energy Transition CET – Community-driven clean energy transition in coal, peat and oil-shale regions

Summary

Proposals under the present topic should build capacity amongst communities in coal, peat and oil-shale regions to maximise spending of the Just Transition Mechanism in the area of the clean energy transition leading to increased uptake of energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions.

Detailed Call Description

Proposals should support local/regional bottom-up activities, that are in line with territorial just transition plans and aim to use effectively the resources of the Just Transition Mechanism and/or and other sources of public and/or private funding.

The proposed activities should have a strong focus on engaging local communities and citizens in the clean energy transition. Proposals could focus on the following areas (non-exhaustive):

  • alignment of local/regional strategies with the clean energy transition and strengthening the implementation by deploying support from the Just Transition Mechanism, which should also include strong citizens’ engagement in the governance structures and decision-making processes;
  • building capacity and understanding amongst key stakeholders, local communities and citizens for the clean energy transition, in particular, with an emphasis on the economic and social opportunities and environmental and health benefits;
  • alleviating energy poverty including demonstration of the wider benefits including improved health;
  • developing sustainable energy project pipelines such as the energy-efficient renovation of buildings, energy-efficient district heating and cooling systems or low carbon transport solutions.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to € 1 000 000 would allow the specific objectives to be addressed appropriately. The funding rate is 95%.

Call Total Budget

€3.000.000

Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan

The funding rate is 95%.

Thematic Categories

  • Energy
  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Research, Technological Development and Innovation

Eligibility for Participation

  • Associations
  • NGOs
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

Call Opening Date

13/07/2021

Call Closing Date

12/01/2022

National Contact Point(s)

Department of Environment
Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment
www.lifecyclamen.com.cy

Contact Persons 
Marilena Papastavrou
Environment Officer, National Contact Point for Environment
Contact Phone: +357 22 408 926
Email: mpapastavrou@environment.moa.gov.cy

Chrystalla Papastavrou
Environment Officer, National Contact Point for Climate
Contact Phone: +357 22 408 962
Email: cpapastavrou@environment.moa.gov.cy