Climate change and other environmental problems and priorities are continually evolving and so are their financing needs. In 2011, the European Commission will start considering the new financial perspective for the 2014-2020 period. It is time to start reflecting on the best way to address challenges like climate change and the volume of funding that will be required.
In this context, the European Commission is analysing the need for a specific instrument for environmental and climate protection as a successor of the LIFE+ programme, and its possible delivery and implementation mechanisms. If you have a view on the need, size or design of a future instrument for climate action and environmental protection, we welcome contributions from national, regional and local administrations, stakeholders and the general public by 15 Feb 2011.