LIFE Programme

Climate Action Sub-programme (LIFE Programme)

The Climate Action Sub-programme is part of the LIFE programme by the European Union. It consists of five calls and represents over 25% of the funding of the total programme. Its goals is to stimulate climate change.

1. Climate change mitigation traditional projects

Subsidy: Varies per project (~ €500,000 – 5,000,000)

Funding Rate: up to 55%

Deadline: 6 October 2020 (single stage)

Consortium:  Any legal person registered in the European Union: 1) public body; 2) private commercial organisation; 3) private non-commercial organisation (NGOs etc.)

Scope: The LIFE Regulation states that to contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions the priority area of Climate Change Mitigation (to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the sectors: transport and fuels, agriculture, construction, land use, land-use change and forestry).

 


2. Climate change adaptation traditional projects

Subsidy: Varies per project (~ €500,000 – 5,000,000)

Funding Rate:  up to 55%

Deadline: 6 October 2020 (single stage)

Consortium:  Any legal person registered in the European Union: 1) public body; 2) private commercial organisation; 3) private non-commercial organisation (NGOs etc.)

Scope: In order to increase resilience to climate change in Europe, the priority area Climate Change Adaptation. Proposals addressing the following Policy areas are encouraged: Urban adaptation and land use planning; Resilience of infrastructure; Sustainable management of water in drought-prone areas, flood and coastal management; Resilience of agricultural, forestry and tourism sectors; Support to the EU’s Outermost Regions: preparedness for extreme weather events, notably in coastal areas.

 


3. Climate governance and information traditional projects

Subsidy: Varies per project (~ €500,000 – 5,000,000)

Funding Rate: up to 55%

Deadline: 6 October 2020 (single stage)

Consortium: Any legal person registered in the European Union: 1) public body; 2) private commercial organisation; 3) private non-commercial organisation (NGOs etc.)

Scope: LIFE Climate Governance and Information specifically aims at contributing to the development and implementation of EU climate policy and legislation, including the European Climate Pact. Projects aiming to enhance climate governance, capacity-building and to develop the European Climate Pact are strongly encouraged. Pure awareness raising activities (like creating a webpage) are not encouraged.

 


4. Integrated projects under the sub-programme for climate action

Subsidy: Varies per project (on average €10,000,000)

Funding Rate: Up to 60%

Deadline: 6 October 2020 (Concept Note); indicative 25 March 2021 (full proposal; by invitation)

Consortium: Any legal person registered in the European Union: 1) public body; 2) private commercial organisation; 3) private non-commercial organisation (NGOs etc.)

Scope: Integrated projects are strategic projects supporting EU Member States to achieve full implementation of Strategies or Action Plans required by the EU environmental and climate legislation: Climate change adaptation Integrated Projects, Urban climate change mitigation and/or adaptation Integrated Projects, Climate change mitigation Integrated Projects.

 


5. Technical assistance projects under the sub-programme for climate action

Subsidy: Max. €100,000 per project

Deadline: 16 July 2020 (single stage)

Consortium:  Any legal person registered in the European Union: 1) public body; 2) private commercial organisation; 3) private non-commercial organisation (NGOs etc.) Be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the project with the other applicants, i.e. not acting as an intermediary.

Scope: Technical Assistance (TA) projects provide, by way of action grants, financial support to help applicants prepare Integrated Projects (IPs) in order to implement specific set of strategic climate plans or strategies related to specific priority areas. Be aware that the objective of a Technical Assistance project is the submission of a proposal for an Integrated Project. The coordinating beneficiary should submit a full IP proposal before the end of the project.

Activities that can be funded (essential examples):

  • Recruitment of new personnel and training for writing a LIFE IP proposal;
  • Contracting external assistance for writing a LIFE IP proposal;
  • Networking, consultation and coordination work for preparing, writing and implementing the IP etc.

 


About the LIFE Programme

The LIFE programme is a funding programme from the European Union. It’s goal is to stimulate both environmental and climate action. Since the start in 1992 over 5.400 project received financing from the total budget of €3.4 billion.

Read more about the LIFE Programme or visit the website for more information

 


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