About Life programme
The LIFE programme began in 1992 and has co-financed thousands of projects in the field of environmental protection. LIFE programme has helped more than 5 500 projects flourish across the EU and in third countries.
The current LIFE programme has four objectives:
- Help move towards a resource-efficient, low carbon and climate-resilient economy, improve the quality of the environment and halt and reverse biodiversity loss;
- Improve the development, implementation and enforcement of EU environmental and climate policy and legislation, and act as a catalyst for, and promote, the mainstreaming of environmental and climate objectives into other policies and practices;
- Support better environmental and climate governance at all levels, including better involvement of civil society, NGOs and local actors;
- Support the implementation of the 7th environmental action plan.
The new LIFE programme covers the following areas:
- Nature and biodiversity
- Circular economy and quality of life
- Climate change mitigation and adaptation
- Clean energy transition.