LIFE Programme

LIFE is a financial instrument of the European Union. The acronym LIFE stands for L’INSTRUMENT FINANCIER POUR L’ENVIRONNEMENT. It’s a program for the financial support of environmental and nature conservation projects since 1992 as well as climate measures since 2014. LIFE consists of two subprograms - Environment and Climate Action:

The sub-programme Climate Action covers three priority areas:

• Climate change mitigation: reduction of greenhouse gas emissions

• Climate change adaptation: strengthening resilience against climate change

• Climate governance and information: Awareness, communication and dissemination of climate relevant information.

LIFE LOCAL ADAPT is part of this sub-programme focusing on the priority area Climate change adaptation.

Project proposals can be submitted every year by any legal person registered in the EU (public bodies, private commercial and non-commercial organisations. More information about LIFE and the national contact persons can be found here:

LIFE website

National Contact points

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