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Climate Action

Funding for climate action

Modernisation Fund

The Modernisation Fund is a dedicated funding programme to support 10 lower-income EU Member States in their transition to climate neutrality by...

LIFE Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

The LIFE programme 2021-2027 is divided into four sub-programmes: “Nature and biodiversity”, “Circular economy and quality of life”, “Climate change...

LIFE financial instruments

In addition to project grants, LIFE funding is channeled through two financial instruments, the Private Finance for Energy Efficiency (PF4EE) and the...

NER 300 programme

NER 300 is a funding programme pooling together about EUR 2 billion for innovative low-carbon technology, focusing on the demonstration of...

Supporting climate action through the EU budget

To help achieve its climate goals, the EU has decided to integrate, or mainstream, climate action across the entire EU budget.EU budget 2021...

The EU budget supports EU climate objectives through most budget programmes. DG Climate Action focusses on two aspects:

  • Supporting the lead services in integrating climate action into the various EU spending programmes, including the achievement of the target of making at least 20% of the EU budget climate related
  • Managing a €864 million programme (LIFE climate action) to develop and implement innovative ways to respond to climate challenges.

In addition to the EU budget resources, DG CLIMA also manages the NER 300 programme for innovative low-carbon energy demonstration projects.