2016 Call for proposals launched under LIFE Programme

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A new call for proposals for climate action projects has been launched by the European Commission under the LIFE Programme, aimed at funding environment and climate action.

The aim of the Call for Proposals is to support projects designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, adapt to the impacts of climate change, and enhance climate governance and information.

Every year, the call under the LIFE sub-programme for climate action identifies policy priorities and encourages projects responding to them.

In 2016, for example, the focus is on promoting mid-century, long-term low greenhouse gas emission development strategies, reduced use of highly warming fluorinated gases, and urban adaptation and mitigation initiatives such as those linked to the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy.

The 2016 call for proposals concerns “action grants” that covers the following types of projects:

  • Traditional projects include best practice, demonstration and pilot projects or information, awareness and dissemination projects
  • Integrated projects support the implementation of environmental or climate plans or strategies on a large territorial scale
  • Technical assistance projects help applicants prepare for integrated projects.

Eligibility and Budget

Public bodies, private commercial organisations and private non-commercial organisations (including NGOs) registered in the EU are entitled to participate in this call.

The LIFE Multiannual Work Programme 2014-2017 has a total budget of €1 796.3 million. Of this amount, €449.2 million is dedicated to the climate action sub-programme. €63.6 million is available for the 2016 call for proposals.

The deadlines for submissions are in September 2016.
More information and all official documents are available on the Life Programme’s Website.

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