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 specific objectives of the sub-programme ‘Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation’ are:
This sub-programme will contribute to the transformation of the EU into a climate-neutral and -resilient society, by supporting the implementation of the EU’s climate policy and preparing the EU for the climate action challenges in the coming years and decades.
Projects under the Climate Change Mitigation Priority Area should contribute to the socially just and sustainable transition towards a climate neutral economy by 2050 and to reaching the EU emission reduction target for 2030 of at least 55% compared with 1990 levels. Union climate policy and legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions focuses in particular on:
Climate Change Adaptation Objectives: Climate change is having far-reaching effects ranging from unprecedented forest fires, heatwaves, droughts or other extreme events to slow-onset processes like desertification, biodiversity loss, ocean acidification or sea level rise. Projects under this strand should help to:
The costs will be reimbursed at the funding rate fixed in the Grant Agreement (maximum 60%)
Department of Environment (Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment)
Your National Contact Point can help you with:
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Chrystalla Papastavrou, Environment Officer
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