Climate Governance and Information


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 Governance and Information


LIFE Climate Change Governance and Information aims at supporting the development, implementation, monitoring and enforcement of the Union legislation and policy on climate change, contributing to climate change mitigation and/or adaptation. This includes improving governance through enhancing the capacities of public and private actors and the involvement of civil society.

Detailed Call Description

Areas of intervention:

  • Support to the operation of the European Climate Pact
  • Incentivising behavioural change, mainstream emission reduction and resource and energy efficiency actions
  • Awareness-raising activities addressing adaptation and mitigation needs
  • Activities linked to the development and implementation of the Sustainable Finance actions
  • Greenhouse gas monitoring and reporting
  • Implementation/further development of national 2030 climate and energy strategies and/or mid-century strategies
  • Development and implementation of greenhouse gas accounting and climate change mitigation in the land use sector
  • Assessment of the functioning of the EU ETS
  • Building capacity, raising awareness among end-users and the equipment distribution chain of fluorinated greenhouse gases
  • Climate policy monitoring, assessment and ex-post evaluation

Call Total Budget

€6 350 000. Indicative range of project budgets: € 0.7-2 Mln

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


Thematic Categories

  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Public Administration

Eligibility for Participation

  • Central Government
  • International Organisations
  • Local Authorities
  • NGOs
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • 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

Financial support to third parties will be accepted in projects which aim to assist entities outside the project partnership (e.g. non-profit organisations, local authorities or citizens groups) in the implementation or development of local initiatives that will contribute to the project’s objectives.

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

EU Contact Point

European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency