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November 2022

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#EULife22 submission results: 751 LIFE project proposals

The LIFE Programme's 2022 Calls for Standard Action Projects (SAPs) & Clean Energy Transition projects resulted in 751 proposals coming in from across the EU.

LIFE in a warming climate

Just as the COP 27 was taking place in Egypt, we have published the fifth episode from the #LIFEis30 podcast series is out! #LIFEis30 talks with representatives from six LIFE projects across Europe working on climate actions and we also hear from Yvon Slingenberg, Director of DG Climate Action of the European Commission, about how results from LIFE projects feed into European policymaking for climate protection. Do not miss it!

EU at COP15 global biodiversity conference

The fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 15) will be the biggest biodiversity conference in a decade. Discover how the LIFE programme's work is allowing nature and biodiversity to thrive in Europe!

The European Commission proposes stronger rules for cleaner air and water

Clean air and water are essential for healthy people and nature. The Commission proposed stronger rules on ambient air, surface and groundwater pollutants, and treating urban wastewater.

Visit the #LIFEis30 Photo Exhibition

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the LIFE Programme, the #LIFEis30 exhibition showcases powerful images from some of the most innovative, inspirational, and effective LIFE projects. Check it out!

Spotlight on the European Union at Ecomondo 2022

The LIFE Programme featured prominently at the EU's flagship event for the circular economy - Ecomondo 2022 - in Italy. Seven LIFE projects were showcased at the EU stand while the Green Assist Initiative was launched.

DG Environment's Zero Pollution newsletter

In this zero-pollution edition of the DG Environment newsletter, find out more about the Commission proposals for stronger rules on ambient air, surface and groundwater pollutants, and treating urban wastewater.

Exemplary climate and clean energy transition actions featured at the latest Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum

The 2022 edition of the Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum - Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place took place on 18 October and attracted over 400 participants, with more than 250 attendees joining the event onsite in Brussels.

Project news
Sweden's rivers get a new lease of LIFE

The team behind Rivers of LIFE are improving water courses in Voxnan, Gimån and Ljusnan in the counties of Gävleborg and Jämtland.

‘Olives for life’ connect agriculture and biodiversity

The LIFE Olivares Vivos project developed an innovative model of olive growing that can be used elsewhere in Europe. Get to know it!

New flood protection thanks to nature restoration

The Dutch Dune Revival project restored nearly 190 hectares of white dune, grey dune and dune slack habitats.

Innovative techniques for mine restoration

LIFE TECMINE set out to improve the restoration of open pit mines in Mediterranean forest areas by combining different techniques.

Farming for conservation on Ireland’s Atlantic coast

In Ireland, the project BurrenLIFE developed a new model for the sustainable agricultural management of the priority habitats of the Burren.

Circular economy: LIFE BioTHOP wins multiple awards for its biodegradable twine

LIFE BioTHOP has won the gold award for the best innovation in Slovenia’s Lower Savinja Valley region and Celje region and bronze at the country’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Innovation Awards.

Using algae for better solar energy performance

In Sweden, LIFE SUNALGAE has inaugurated a pilot facility to mass produce a revolutionary material that improves solar panel efficiency.


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