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The latest brochure highlighting the achievements of environmental NGOs supported by the LIFE programme focuses on climate action and those campaigns and initiatives undertaken thanks to the biannual LIFE operating grants. Typically, around 30 NGOs every year are supported by LIFE funding, the majority of which are active in the areas of climate mitigation and adaptation, and climate finance.
NGOs have focused on key EU climate legislation, such as the Emission Trading Scheme and the Effort Sharing Decision, ensuring that it is fit for purpose and performing well. Environmental NGOs recognise that Europe can be a world leader in the field of climate action and are eager to ensure that its commitments under the Paris Agreement are not only met but are exceeded.
NGOs play a valuable role towards achieving climate targets and a sustainable future, highlighting areas where policy can be improved and putting pressure on all stakeholders to deliver. LIFE funding for many is a central and vital part of their campaigning and lobbying efforts.
This is the fourth time a brochure has highlighted examples of activities carried out by environmental and climate action NGOs that have been awarded LIFE operating grants. The aim is to not only give a broad overview of the contributions made by these NGOs over the period 2016-17, but to show how these efforts have led to beneficial results in a very important area, namely climate change.
Download: LIFE-funded NGOs' contribution to tackling climate change
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While the majority of LIFE budgetary resources are dedicated to funding the actions of projects – at least 81% under the latest Regulation – the programme continues to award annual operating grants in support of the activities of EU-level environmental and/or climate action NGOs.
The number of NGOs funded each year has to date varied according to the quality of the applications, the amounts applied for and the total budget available, but typically around 30 NGOs have been supported by LIFE funding. In 2014, 28 NGOs were selected for funding worth around €9 million. The aim of this funding is to strengthen NGO participation in environmental and/or climate action policymaking and implementation. This process should be open, wide reaching and engaging as many stakeholders, including NGOs, as possible. NGOs are particularly able to convey public concerns about the environment and balance the interests of other actors.
This is the third time a brochure has highlighted examples of activities carried out by environmental and/or climate action NGOs that have been awarded LIFE operating grants. The aim is to give a broad overview of the contributions made by these NGOS in 2014, while at the same time offering in-depth profiles of four NGOs operating in different policy areas.
Download: LIFE support for European environmental and climate NGOs in 2014
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This year the European Commission has selected 24 NGOs to receive operating grants under the LIFE+ Regulation from a total of 66 proposals. These NGOs focus on a wide range of fields from nature and biodiversity conservation, sustainable development, sustainable production, farming and food consumption, climate change mitigation and adaptation, renewable energy, health, cycling, safe disposal of end-of-life vessels, sustainable hunting, protection of riverine, coastal and marine habitats, pesticide reduction, environmental governance and law and environmental education and awareness.
Download: List of NGOs in 2015
The NGO compilation brochure overviews all the NGOs funded under this aspect of the LIFE programme in 2014. Last year, 28 NGOs successfully applied to the European Commission for LIFE operational grants totalling around €9 million (19% of the total budget).
These NGOs focus on a wide range of fields including nature and biodiversity conservation, sustainable use of resources, water quality, climate change mitigation and adaptation, environmental education and awareness raising, clean transport and sustainable production, farming and food consumption.
Download: List of NGOs 2014
The 2013 NGO achievements brochure highlights the specific achievements of four environmental NGOs covering different policy areas, namely: Carbon Disclosure Project, Health Care Without Harm, NGO Shipbreaking Platform and Slow Food.
It gives short profiles of the NGOs and their environmental aims, outlining how the operational grants have enabled them to meet those goals in 2013.
Download: LIFE support for environmental NGOs in 2013
In 2013, 32 NGOs successfully applied to the European Commission for LIFE operational grants totaling €9 million. These NGOs focus on a wide range of fields from nature and biodiversity conservation to renewable energy, air quality, water quality, health protection, sustainable waste management, climate change mitigation and adaptation, environmental education and awareness raising, sustainable fishing and agriculture, sustainable development, clean transport, illegal logging, eco-tourism, sustainable production and food consumption.
Download: List of NGOs 2013
The 2012 NGO achievements brochure highlights the specific achievements of four environmental NGOs covering different policy areas, namely: Friends of the Earth Europe, Health and Environment Alliance, Justice & Environment and Seas at Risk. It gives short profiles of the NGOs and their environmental aims, outlining how the operational grants have enabled them to meet those goals in 2012.
Download: LIFE support for environmental NGOs in 2012