The LIFE programme 2021-2027 is divided into four sub-programmes: “Nature and biodiversity”, “Circular economy and quality of life”, “Climate change mitigation and adaptation” and “Clean energy transition”.
LIFE contributes to the transformation of the Union into a climate-neutral and resilient society, by supporting the implementation of the EU's climate policy as part of the Green Deal for Europe and preparing the EU for the climate challenges in the coming years and decades.
The LIFE Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation sub-programme manages about € 905 million to develop and implement innovative ways to respond to climate challenges. Its specific objectives are:
LIFE Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation supports public authorities, non-governmental organisations and private actors, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, in contributing to the shift towards a sustainable, energy-efficient, renewable energy-based, climate-neutral and resilient economy, thereby contributing to sustainable development. The programme focuses on:
|Climate change mitigation||Reducing greenhouse gas emissions|
|Climate change adaptation||Increasing resilience to climate change|
|Climate change governance and information||Increasing awareness, cooperation and dissemination on climate change mitigation|
Funding is made available through grants for traditional, integrated and preparatory projects as well as for non-profit organisations’ operations.