Commission boosts LIFE funding by €223m

Brussels – The EU’s LIFE Programme, which supports sustainability and low-carbon projects across EU Member States, has receive a budget boost of €223 million, bringing its budget to €399 million for the next round of projects.

In total, 144 new projects will be funded, covering Environment & Resource Efficiency (56 projects), Nature & Biodiversity (39 projects), Environmental Governance and Information (15 projects), Climate Change Adaptation (16 projects), Climate Change Mitigation (12 projects), and Climate Governance and Information (6 projects).

The LIFE Programme has been running since 1992 and has co-financed over 4,300 projects to protect the environment and combat climate change and the impacts of climate change. The budget for the LIFE Programme for 2014–2020 is set at €3.4 billion in current prices, and has a sub-programme for environment and a sub-programme for climate action.

For more information, see the Commission’s Press Release, or the summary of funded projects.

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