Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation – Climate Change Adaptation

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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-SAP-CLIMA-CCA

Call

Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation – Climate Change Adaptation

Summary

Projects under this strand should help to achieve the long-term vision of the new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change that, in 2050, the EU will be a climate-resilient society which is fully adapted to the unavoidable impacts of climate change. In general, projects should help to reinforce adaptive capacity, strengthen resilience, and reduce vulnerability, in line with the Paris Agreement and the proposed European Climate Law.

Detailed Call Description

More specifically, projects under this call should support the ambition of the new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change to:

  • make adaptation smarter (improving knowledge, managing uncertainty, and informing adaptation actions by robust data and risk assessment tools that are available to all);
  • make adaptation more systemic (incorporating climate resilience considerations in all relevant policy fields, because climate change has impacts at all levels of society and across all sectors of the economy);
  • make adaptation faster (developing and rolling out adaptation solutions that allow us to adapt more quickly and comprehensively).

The scope and areas of intervention of the topic are:

  • Adaptation policy development, and adaptation strategies and plans.
  • State-of-the art tools and solutions for adaptation.
  • Nature-based solutions in the management of land, coasts and marine areas.
  • Adapting cities and regions to climate change.
  • Climate-proofing and resilience of infrastructure and buildings.
  • Adaptation solutions for farmers, forest managers, Natura 2000 managers and other land managers.
  • Water management.
  • Preparedness for extreme weather events.
  • Financial instruments, innovative solutions and public-private collaboration on insurance and loss data.

The indicative range of project budgets is € 1 000 000 – € 5 000 000 and the estimated number of projects to be funded is 15. The maximum funding rate is 60%.

Call Total Budget

€30.500.000

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

The maximum funding rate is 60%.

Thematic Categories

  • Energy
  • Environment and Climate Change

Eligibility for Participation

  • Associations
  • NGOs
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions

Call Opening Date

13/07/2021

Call Closing Date

30/11/2021

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