Call for proposals for LIFE Action Grants 2017 - sub-programme Climate Action LIFE+2017-ClimateAction Closed!

Objectives

LIFE Climate Action will support projects in the development of innovative ways to respond to the challenges of climate change in Europe. The main objectives are to:

  • Contribute to the shift towards a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy
  • Improve the development, implementation and enforcement of EU climate change policy and legislation
  • Support better environmental and climate change governance at all levels
  • Support the implementation of the 7th Environment Action Programme

This call will cover action grants for Traditional projects, Integrated projects, Technical Assistance projects

Actions

"Traditional" projects:

  • LIFE Climate Change Mitigation will co-finance action grants for best practice, pilot and demonstration projects:
    • that contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions;
    • that contribute to the implementation and development of Union policy and legislation on climate change mitigation, including mainstreaming across policy areas, in particular by developing, testing and demonstrating policy or management approaches, best practices and solutions for climate change mitigation;
    • that improve the knowledge base for the development, assessment, monitoring, evaluation and implementation of effective climate change mitigation actions and measures and that enhance the capacity to apply that knowledge in practice;
    • that facilitate the development and implementation of integrated approaches, such as for climate change mitigation strategies and action plans, at local, regional or national level;
    • that contribute to the development and demonstration of innovative climate change mitigation technologies, systems, methods and instruments that are suitable for being replicated, transferred or mainstreamed.
  • LIFE Climate Change Adaptation: will co-finance action grants for best practice, pilot and demonstration projects:
    • that contribute to supporting efforts leading to increased resilience to climate change;
    • that contribute to the development and implementation of Union policy on climate change adaptation, including mainstreaming across policy areas, in particular by developing, testing and demonstrating policy or management approaches, best practices and solutions for climate change adaptation, including, where appropriate, ecosystem-based approaches;
    • that improve the knowledge base for the development, assessment, monitoring, evaluation and implementation of effective climate change adaptation actions and measures, prioritising, where appropriate, those applying an ecosystem-based approach, and to enhance the capacity to apply that knowledge in practice;
    • that facilitate the development and implementation of integrated approaches, such as for climate change adaptation strategies and action plans, at local, regional or national level, prioritising, where appropriate, ecosystem-based approaches;
    • that contribute to the development and demonstration of innovative climate change adaptation technologies, systems, methods and instruments that are suitable for being replicated, transferred or mainstreamed.
  • LIFE Climate Governance and Information will co-finance action grants for information, awareness and dissemination projects:
    • that promote awareness raising on climate matters, including generating public and stakeholder support of Union policy-making in the field of the climate, and to promote knowledge on sustainable development;
    • that support communication, management, and dissemination of information in the field of the climate and to facilitate knowledge sharing on successful climate solutions and practice, including by developing cooperation platforms among stakeholders and training;
    • that promote and contribute to more effective compliance with and enforcement of Union climate legislation, in particular by promoting the development and dissemination of best practices and policy approaches.

Integrated projects

Integrated projects under the sub-programme for Climate Action are projects implementing on a large territorial scale (regional, multi-regional, national or trans-national scale) climate action plans, strategies or roadmaps required by specific Union climate legislation, developed pursuant to other Union acts or developed by Member States' authorities, primarily in the areas of climate change mitigation and adaptation, while ensuring involvement of stakeholders and promoting the coordination with and mobilisation of at least one other relevant Union, national or private funding source.

Technical Assistance projects

Technical Assistance projects provide, by way of action grants, financial support to help applicants prepare integrated projects.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 82,43 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 07 September 2017 - 2 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)
  • 26 September 2017 - 2 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • LIFE Climate Change Mitigation, Adaptation, Governance & Information application package 2017 (Other)
  • LIFE Climate Action Integrated projects application package (Other)
  • LIFE Technical Assistance projects application package (Other)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for the Environment

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