La Comisión Europea ha publicado la lista de temas prioritarios para el periodo 2021 – 2024 del programa LIFE:
The LIFE programme is the European Union’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action. The general objective of LIFE is to contribute to the implementation, updating and development of EU environmental and climate policy and legislation by co-financing projects with European added value.
More than 580 million EUR are available to fund EU-LIFE projects. The deadline to submit a 2021 LIFE project proposal is 30 November 2021. The Commission will organize a LIFE Call for proposals Q&A session on 8 & 9 September 2021.
More information is available on the Commission’s website here.
Please see below the LIFE programme priority topics for the 2021 – 2024 period:
Sub-programme: circular economy and quality of life:
There are seven priorities under the circular economy and quality of life sub-programme:
- Recovery of resources from waste – innovative solutions for value-added recycled materials, components, or products.
- Circular economy and the environment – supporting value chains set out in the EU Circular Economy Action Plan.
- Air – helping to implement air quality legislation and addressing urban, industrial, and rural environmental problems.
- Water – improving water quality and quantity as well as marine and coastal water management. Innovative technologies and tools for drinking water and urban wastewater treatment systems.
- Soil – protecting the quality of EU’s soil.
- Noise – reducing noise inside densely populated urban areas.
- Chemicals – lessening the impact of hazardous substances on the environment or human health.
- Environmental governance – supporting public administrations’ decision-making and voluntary approaches, assuring environmental compliance and access to justice, promoting behavioural change and awareness-raising.
Sub-programme: climate mitigation and adaptation:
There are three priorities under the climate change mitigation and adaption sub-programme:
- Climate change mitigation – reducing fluorinated greenhouse gases, enhancing the functioning of the Emissions Trading System, managing land and sea better to reduce emissions, enhancing natural carbon sinks.
- Climate change adaptation – implementing adaptation plans, developing state of the art adaptation tools, climate-proofing, preparing cities and regions for climate change and extreme weather events.
- Climate governance and information – supporting the European Climate Pact, encouraging behavioural change, raising awareness, monitoring greenhouse gas emissions, analysing climate policy.
Sub-programme: clean energy transition:
There are five priorities under the clean energy transition sub-programme:
- Building a national, regional and local policy framework that supports the clean energy transition.
- Accelerating technology roll-out, digitalisation, new services and business models as well as improving skills.
- Attracting private finance for sustainable energy projects.
- Supporting local and regional investment projects.
- Involving and empowering citizens in the clean energy transition.