LIFE Climate Action

The LIFE Programme for the Environment and Climate Change 2014-2020 is divided into two sub-programmes: environment and climate action. LIFE Climate Action supports projects in the development of innovative ways to respond to the challenges of climate change in Europe.

Supporting a low-carbon, climate-resilient economy

The Climate Action sub-programme will provide €864 million in co-financing for climate projects between 2014 and 2020. Its main objectives are to:

  • Contribute to the shift towards a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy
  • Improve the development, implementation and enforcement of EU climate change policy and legislation
  • Support better environmental and climate change governance at all levels
  • Support the implementation of the 7th Environment Action Programme

Three priority areas

LIFE Climate Action supports public authorities, non-governmental organisations and private actors, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, in implementing low-carbon and adaptation technologies and new methods and approaches.

The programme focuses on three priority areas:

Priority area Focus
Climate change mitigation Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
Climate change adaptation Increasing resilience to climate change
Climate change governance and information Increasing awareness, communication, cooperation and dissemination on climate change mitigation

There are two programming periods: 2014-2017 and 2018-2020.

Grants and private financing opportunities

Funding is made available through:

More information about the LIFE programme.