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.
The proposed actions are expected to provide an improved and comprehensive understanding of the cooling demand in buildings and to develop appropriate strategies on how this demand could be most effectively managed and met in a sustainable way, i.e. by reducing demand, improving energy efficiency and increasing the share of renewable energy.
Actions under this topic should, through a bottom-up approach, complement existing assessments, roadmaps and strategies, starting from the local context while deriving meaningful conclusions for the national and European level.
Proposals should establish a solid evidence base. The data and the approaches to be developed should be endorsed by relevant market stakeholders across the whole value chain. The proposed solutions and approaches, both technological (e.g. integration of technologies to reduce cooling demand and provide thermal comfort) and non-technological, should be subject to an element of validation.
The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to € 2 000 000 would allow the specific objectives to be addressed appropriately. The funding rate is 95%.
The funding rate is 95%.
Department of Environment
Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment
Environment Officer, National Contact Point for Environment
Contact Phone: +357 22 408 926
Environment Officer, National Contact Point for Climate
Contact Phone: +357 22 408 962