Call for proposals for LIFE Action Grants 2020 - sub-programme Climate Action LIFE+2020-ClimateAction Open!

Objectives

The climate action sub-programme supports projects in the areas of renewable energies, energy efficiency, farming, land use, and peatland management.

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

Actions

"Traditional" projects:

  • LIFE Climate Change Mitigation supports projects in the areas of renewable energies, energy efficiency, farming, land use, and peatland management. It provides action grants for best practice, pilot and demonstration projects that contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, the implementation and development of EU policy and law, best practices and solutions. The European Commission is particularly looking for technologies and solutions that are ready to be implemented in close-to-market conditions, at industrial or commercial scale, during the project duration. It also promotes knowledge sharing and integrated approaches, such as for climate change mitigation strategies and action plans at local, regional or national level.
  • LIFE Climate Change Adaptation: co-finances projects in the areas of resilience to water scarcity, droughts, forest fires or floods, adaptive technologies for economic sectors, and safeguarding natural resources.  It provides action grants for best practice, pilot and demonstration projects that contribute to increased resilience to climate change. The European Commission is particularly looking for technologies and solutions that are ready to be implemented in close-to-market conditions, at industrial or commercial scale, during the project duration. It also promotes the development and implementation of EU policy on climate change adaptation, best practices and solutions for climate change adaptation, including ecosystem-based approaches and knowledge sharing.
  • LIFE Climate Governance and Information funds projects in the areas of awareness raising, training and capacity building, law compliance and enforcement, knowledge development and stakeholder participation. LIFE provides action grants for information, awareness and dissemination projects on climate matters. This includes public and stakeholder support for EU policy-making, supporting communication, management and dissemination of information to facilitate knowledge sharing and cooperation platforms, promoting and contributing to more effective compliance with and enforcement of EU climate law, providing training and fostering the development and dissemination of best practices and policy approaches.

Integrated projects
These large-scale projects implement plans, strategies or roadmaps primarily in the areas of climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Preparatory projects
Preparatory projects address specific needs for the development and implementation of EU environmental policy and law.

Technical Assistance projects
Technical assistance projects provide action grants and financial support to help applicants prepare integrated projects

European community funding

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

  • 112,50 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 16 July 2020 - in 4 days (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)
  • 06 October 2020 - in 2 months (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Application package covers all 3 Climate Action strands (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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