Applicants seek more than €280 million support from LIFE for new climate action projects

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25% more proposals new climate projects

The European Commission has received 166 new proposals in reply to the 2019 call for climate action projects under the EU’s LIFE programme. The number of proposals is up 25% compared to last year and reflects the growing efforts across the EU and beyond to tackle climate change.

Applicants come from all EU countries. All in all, these proposed actions have an expected total cost of some €628 million, including planned project budgets of:

- €211 million for climate change adaptation, covered by 67 applications;

- €347 million for climate change mitigation, 65 applications;

- €70 million for climate governance and information, 34 applications.

Applicants are requesting more than €280 million in co-financing from the EU to support the potential new projects. Their work will focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing climate change resilience and building awareness and cooperation on climate change mitigation. In this way, the latest round of funding will help deliver the EU’s climate action goals as part of the EU’s long term budget.

Next steps

The 2019 call for traditional projects in climate action closed 12 September 2019. Proposals will now be evaluated. The European Commission will inform applicants of the result of their application in February 2020. The next call is planned to be launched in April 2020 on this website.

See the timeline for the call

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