The LIFE Awards, now in their 14th year, recognise the most innovative, inspirational and effective LIFE projects in three categories: climate action, environment and nature protection.
The European Commission has selected the 15 finalists for this year’s LIFE Awards that will take place as part of the EU Green Week.
FLAW4LIFE An alternative market for imperfect fruit and vegetables (Portugal)
LIFE COGENERATION PL Managing the energy fraction of municipal waste and sewage sludge (Poland)
LIFE DEBAG Changing consumer behaviour to curb plastic bag pollution in the marine environment (Greece)
LIFESURE Manufacturing eco-asphalt on road construction sites (Spain)
WISER LIFE Reducing and reusing landfill waste while creating green jobs (Ireland)
LIFE-Aurinia Reviving the habitats of the Marsh fritillary butterfly (Germany)
LIFE DINALP BEAR Co-existing with brown bears in the northern Dinaric Mountains and the Alps (Slovenia, Austria, Croatia, Italy)
LIFE for Safe Grid Protecting the imperial eagle from the dangers of uninsulated power lines (Bulgaria)
LIFE+SCALLUVIA Building a flood-defence and recreational area as part of Belgium's Kruikeke Bazel Rupelmonde site (Belgium)
WOLFLIFE Maintaining a thriving wolf population in the Carpathian Mountains (Romania)
LIFE Carbon Dairy Milk production with less emissions (France)
FIRELIFE Improving forest fire prevention through training and an information campaign (Hungary)
LIFE HEROTILE Roof tiles with higher air permeability and improved energy performance (Italy, France, Germany)
LIFEPeatLandUse Evaluating ecosystem services to help lawmakers take sound land-use planning decisions (Finland)
LIFE RE Mida Treating landfill gases to reduce emissions (Italy)
Curious about who won last year? See all the LIFE Award winners.