Climate Change Mitigation


Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name


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



Climate Change Mitigation


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.

Detailed Call Description

Union climate policy and legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions focuses in particular on:

  • sustainable renewable energy,
  • energy efficiency,
  • the emissions trading system,
  • energy and greenhouse gas intensive industrial production,
  • land use, agriculture and forestry,
  • increase of carbon sequestration in ecosystems,
  • zero and near-zero emission transport solutions and fuel/energy options,
  • fluorinated gases and ozone depleting substances,
  • carbon capture and use; as well as carbon capture and storage,
  • greenhouse gas monitoring and reporting,
  • efforts by all sectors of society and economy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,
  • behavioural change, also through activities of the European Climate Pact.

Areas of intervention

  • Actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the sectors not covered by the EU Emissions Trading System6, including the reduction of use of fluorinated greenhouse gases and ozone-depleting substances.
  • Actions which enhance the functioning of the existing EU Emissions Trading System and which have an impact on energy and greenhouse gas intensive industrial production.
  • Increase the generation and use of renewable energy and improvement of energy efficiency (as far as not covered by specific calls under the Clean Energy Transition sub-programme).
  • The development of land and sea management practices which have an impact on emissions and removals of emissions, conservation and enhancement of natural carbon sinks.

Further details in the call document p. 11-18. 

The present Call topic targets Standard Action Projects (SAP) aimed at achieving the objectives of the Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation sub-programme. SAP are defined in section 2 (Type of Action) while the general objectives of the sub-programme in section 1 (‘Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation’).

Third countries associated to the LIFE Programme: The assessment of each proposal will be done in line with the provisions of the relevant association agreement.

Call Total Budget

€30 000 000. Indicative range of project budgets: 1-5 Mln

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


Thematic Categories

  • Energy
  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Public Administration
  • Regional Development
  • Urban Development

Eligibility for Participation

  • Central Government
  • Consumer Organisations
  • Educational Institutions
  • International Organisations
  • Legal Entities
  • Local Authorities
  • NGOs
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • Other Beneficiaries
  • Parliamentary Bodies
  • Private Bodies
  • Semi-governmental organisations
  • State-owned Enterprises

Eligibility For Participation Notes

In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:

  • be legal entities (public or private bodies)
  • be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
  • EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs)
    • non-EU countries:
      • listed EEA countries and countries associated to the LIFE Programme or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature (list of participating countries)
    • the coordinator must be established in an eligible country
  •  public bodies (national, regional and local authorities);
  • private commercial entities; or non-commercial organisations (unions, civil society organisations, educational institutions, consumer groups)

Call Opening Date


Call Closing Date


National Contact Point(s)

Department of Environment
Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment

Contact Persons 
Marilena Papastavrou
Environment Officer, National Contact Point for Environment
Telephone: +357 22 408 926

Chrystalla Papastavrou
Environment Officer, National Contact Point for Climate
Telephone: +357 22 408 962

(Publish Date: 21/04/2023-for internal use only)

EU Contact Point

European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency